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SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s mining sector continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, improving the state’s overall employment and total payroll, but that growth was tempered by a shrinking labor force, according to David Bullard, a senior economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.

Bullard’s report showed a net-gain of 1,491 jobs between the first quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 — a 0.6 percent increase — and a roughly $133 million increase in total payroll — a 4.4 percent increase — during that same period.

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