New Jobs Continue to Fuel Wyoming's Economy

 
New jobs and the payroll that goes with them, are continuing to fuel Wyoming's economy. Specifically, the strongest growth is in the oil and gas industry. 
 
One third of those new jobs, and more than 40 percent of the new payroll for the entire state is in Natrona County. The latest statistics are for the fourth quarter of 2011, and show that Natrona County produced more than twice as many new jobs as any other county in Wyoming. 
 
Nearly 18,000 new jobs provided added payroll of more than $32-million. 
 
Laramie County was second in job growth with more than 800 jobs and just over $10-million in new payroll. Sweetwater County was next with more than 700 new jobs that amounted to more than $12-million in payroll. 
 
Overall, the state added more than 5,000 jobs and more than $78-million in payroll.