Oil, natural gas contribute to economic growth
January 13, 2022
GILLETTE — Wyoming’s economy continued to rebound in the third quarter of 2021, but its growth has slowed down. And thanks to the highest prices of oil and natural gas seen in several years, the mining industry had a relatively good quarter.
On the whole, Wyoming recorded about 6,800 or 2.4% more payroll jobs in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 2020. Leisure and hospitality led this growth with 4,300 more jobs, an 11.9% increase, during that time.
Even with that growth, Wyoming trailed behind the nation as a whole, which saw job growth of 4.6%.
On the bright side, the state’s top...