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Unemployment Creeps Up

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Unemployment in Teton County began creeping up again last month with the approach of the end of winter season, although that level was well below the same month last year.  The increase in March only amounted to a tenth of a percent, but is likely to increase more before the summer tourist season brings with it the need to increase staffs again.  Elsewhere in the state, Lincoln County saw the highest jobless rate at 7.9% while Sublette County enjoyed the lowest at 4.0%.  Teton County’s 5.8% is comfortably below the national unemployment average of 7.6%, but still surpassed the state average of 4.9%.  Last year, Teton County posted a jobless rate in March of 7.0%.

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