Contact Us

Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Down Again

Unemployment Form (Courtesy Wyoming Department of Workforce Services)

Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.3 % down from 5.4 % in February. David Bullard, Senior Economist with the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says it’s the seventh consecutive month the rate has gone down.  Wyoming’s rate is  is significantly lower than the current U.S. rate of 8.2%.

Bullard says seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents was basically unchanged from February to March, but increased significantly from a year earlier (a gain of 5,532 individuals, or 1.9%).

Most county unemployment rates remained fairly stable from February to March. Jobless rates edged upward in Big Horn (up from 6.6% to 7.0%) and Sublette (up from 3.2% to 3.5%) counties while decreasing slightly in Johnson (down from 7.8% to 7.3%), Platte (down from 6.5% to 6.1%), Hot Springs (down from 5.3% to 5.0%), and Fremont (down from 7.4% to 7.1%) counties.
Sublette County reported the lowest jobless rate in March (3.5%). It was followed by Campbell (4.6%), Albany (4.7%), and Converse (4.8%) counties. The highest unemployment rates were found in Lincoln (8.9%), Johnson (7.3%), and Sheridan (7.2%) counties.

Total non farm employment (measured by place of work) increased from 278,000 in March 2011 to 280,400 in March 2012, a gain of 2,400 jobs (0.9%).

More News from KGAB

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kgab.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!