- Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A report says the percentage of workers who live in Teton County continues to decline.

The report presented to town and county planning commissions shows that the trend continues to move in the opposite direction of goals adopted in 2012.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1TcDGhc ) that planners say their figures show that current policies aren’t working and that elected leaders must act if they are to preserve the community’s character.

Diminishing numbers of locally housed workers are the result of an ongoing shortage of housing, which drives up costs beyond which most workers can afford.

Town and county planning staff are currently drafting a plan intended to combat the trend of high housing costs.



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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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