An EOG Resources oil rig is seen from County Road 135 on Jan. 3 in Laramie County. WTE/file

Jacob Richard Byk

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming state economy continued the positive trajectory of 2018 with a good first-quarter 2019 report. Year-over-year increases in sales and use tax collection, severance taxes and a 1.6% increase in job growth were some of the brightest spots in the state’s MACRO Report released Wednesday.

That good news helped balance out the negative trends in coal and natural gas production and overall sluggish growth in home values and personal income when compared to the rest of the region and country.

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