Economic metrics produced in the last two weeks for both Wyoming and the U.S. paint a rosy picture of growth, but the factors aiding Wyoming’s recovery aren’t the same as the ones leading to an estimated 4.1 percent growth of U.S. gross domestic product in the second quarter.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent, and the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division’s July report indicates the state’s unemployment rate made a slight drop to 3.7 percent in June.

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