State economists predict continuation of moderate growth in Wyoming in months ahead



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CASPER, Wyoming — State economists are predicting a continuation of moderate growth in Wyoming in the months ahead.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1ziq62L ) the state is experiencing a boost from job growth in service industries and continued development in the oil and gas industries.

State economist Jim Robinson points to the modest rebound in natural gas prices and the increased number of oil and gas drilling permit applications as a jobs creator. Wyoming's oil and gas industry currently provides 17,100 jobs, 400 more jobs than in May 2013. That's according to the June 2014 Wyoming Insight report.

Personal income in the state increased 3.5 percent, keeping up with the national average.

The tourism industry also experienced a boost as the peak season begins.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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