unemployment

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With unemployed drowning, Congress hands them an anchor

December 24, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation will run out three days after Christmas — an unnecessary hit on families and the nation’s economic recovery.

The Pitch

Wyoming workforce tops 300,000, unemployment remains stable

September 24, 2013

Wyoming’s workforce topped 300,000 this month, while unemployment remained at 4.6 percent.

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Show some trust of Wyoming’s workers

June 11, 2013

With no data to back up the claims, Wyoming lawmakers are convinced that workers are bilking workers comp and unemployment programs.

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Wyoming is no North Dakota — but then, what state is?

Commentary by WyoFile March 19, 2013 March 19, 2013

Rep. Cynthia Lummis’ comparison of private vs. federal drilling left out some important facts.

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Wyoming stimulus spending draws mixed reviews

September 13, 2011

CODY — With the nation’s unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent amid continuing signs of a faltering economy, President Barack Obama last week proposed a …

The Pitch

WPR reports on Wyoming’s unemployed

May 23, 2011

WPR reports on Wyoming’s unemployed
When the Wyoming House of Representatives declined a measure to accept some $38 million in federal funds to extend unemployment benefits …

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March 29, 2011

Aid Debate, a WyoFile special report, looks at whether there is a double standard in how some legislators view different forms of federal assistance, how …

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Workers question double standard in unemployment vote

March 29, 2011

Aid Debate Overview | ‘Double Standard’ | Construction Struggles | Farm Subsidies
CODY — Before Wyoming felt the cumulative effects of the 2007 credit crunch, the …

Columns/Blogs

ESPC: $38M in fed funds for unemployed flushed, now those people must turn to state programs

February 10, 2011

Take a look at the arithmetic: $24 million divided by 7,500 workers divided by 13 weeks of extended benefits means the average check for a …

Columns/Blogs

A Biblical take on unemployment benefits

February 10, 2011

Rodger McDaniel, who last month retired as head of Wyoming’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division, takes a look at the Legislature’s decision to turn …