Job loss and youth exodus: Wyoming towns grapple with energy transition

Millenial Exodus

Wyoming ranks third in the nation for losses among its millennial population

Sweetwater County Commissioner Jeffrey Smith said the combination of Halliburton’s layoffs and Rocky Mountain Power’s pending closures doesn’t feel like the harbinger of a bust. At least not one as significant as the downturn of the ‘80s, when bumper stickers reminded everyone, “Last One To Leave, Turn Out The Lights.”


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