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Average wages highest where jobs are being lost

Average wages highest where jobs are being lost

(Wyoming) — According to our partners at Bootstrapped , the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (WDWS) published last week the 2015 second quarter numbers for jobs and wages. They revealed that the higher paying jobs around the state are where the most jobs are being lost, which is not surprising to anyone who has experienced a layoff. In that report was a breakdown of average wages by county. [image: Inline image 1] As you can see, Sheridan County gained 215 jobs and $4.3 million in wages the last part of 2015. [image: Inline image 2] Above, you can see that the largest job losses are occurring in counties with heavy industry workforce. In Campbell County, losses occurred in mining (including oil & gas), construction, professional, scientific, & technical services and transportation. According to the WDWS, the average weekly wage in mining was $1,534. The full report can be found here . *Coal train photo provided by Flickr User Kimon Berlin / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news