Editor's Note

The May 2016 issue of Wyoming Labor Force Trends will be mailed to subscribers in August 2016.

Impact Evaluation of a Wyoming Employment Assistance Program

In January 2016, the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services published the results of an impact evaluation study of the Wyoming Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF). According to that research, the mean quarterly wage of WDTF participants from second quarter 2007 was significantly higher statistically than the mean quarterly wage of non-WDTF participants in a comparison group (Manning, 2016). This article presents a similar evaluation of Wyoming’s JobAssist program conducted in 2013.

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Wyoming Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.2% in March 2016

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased significantly from 5.0% in February to 5.2% in March. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was considerably higher than its March 2015 level of 3.9% (a statistically significant increase) and slightly higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.0%.

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May 2016, Vol. 53 No. 5

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