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Teton County retained its dubious distinction of having the highest unemployment in the state during May, posting a jobless rate of 8.7% for the month.  Still, that’s down from 11.4% in April.  Meanwhile, the statewide average continued its decline to 5.2% compared with 6% during May of 2011.  The lowest unemployment rate was again found in Sublette County where only 3.2% of the workforce was idled.  The largest job gains were found in the leisure and hospitality, construction, government, retail and business service industries spurred by the warmer summer weather.

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