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The state released its first quarter report on Tuesday, showing Wyoming is still in the midst of a modest economic recovery.

But the positive news came just a day after two coal mines unexpectedly closed in Campbell County.

Wyoming gained 4,400 jobs in the first quarter of 2019 and saw its unemployment rate drop in line with the national average of 3.9 percent. But a large portion of those job gains have been related to utility construction projects like oil and gas pipelines and wind energy project construction, said Wenlin Liu, Wyoming’s chief economist.

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