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How Wyoming is faring in the labor shortage

CHEYENNE — Over the past few years, the labor market has undergone major changes and has ultimately led to a labor shortage across the country. Even if every unemployed person in the country found a job, there would still be around 3.5 million open jobs.

But in April of this year, the national unemployment rate was 3.4%. It hasn’t been below that since 1953. Americans are working, but it’s more a surplus of jobs than a lack of people willing to work.

Recent data released from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce revealed Wyoming is one of the states suffering from this the most.

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