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A survey conducted by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle last week indicates fewer people commute out of Wyoming to work in neighboring states than commute in.  Sampling the years between 2006 and 2010, the paper found 4.7% of the state’s workforce comes from outside Wyoming’s borders.  Teton County is one of the two counties seeing the greatest flow of workers into the state – primarily from nearby Idaho.  The survey shows that’s about 2200 people.  While the survey theorizes that most live elsewhere to seek a better quality of life there, the primary reason Teton County workers commute from elsewhere has long been linked to housing costs.

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