Unemployment claims increase in Wyoming

Carbon County seeing low numbers of initial unemployment claims as COVID-19 forces business closures

It is still unknown how dire the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be on our economy as Carbon County, Wyoming and the nation are still dealing with the spread of the virus. According to a report from the United States Department of Labor, seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending March 21 rose to 3.2 million. The previous week was 282,000.

“This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted initial claims in the history of the seasonally adjusted series,” the report read.

The previous high was 695,000 in 1982.

On the state level, Wyoming...


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