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Wyoming's unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent in November,


CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Wyoming's unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.5 percent in November, in part due to a seasonal decrease in tourism.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the rate fell 0.2 percentage points from October and matches the state's unemployment rate in November 2013.

The agency said the unemployment rate in Teton County rose from 5.2 percent to 7.9 percent, which was expected because the summer tourism season had ended and the ski season had not yet begun. Park County saw its unemployment rate increase from 4.5 percent to 5.1 percent in November, also due to a drop in tourism.

Wyoming's unemployment rate is significantly lower than the national rate of 5.8 percent.

Converse County had the lowest unemployment rate in November at 2.8 percent followed by Campbell at 3 percent and Sublette at 3.2 percent.

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