Virus Restrictions Eased, Wyoming Unemployment Fell in June
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell in June as state officials lifted some public health orders for slowing spread of the coronavirus. June unemployment in Wyoming was 7.6%, down from 8.8% in May.
The June rate was well below the nationwide figure of 11.1% and was third-lowest in the U.S. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Natrona County had Wyoming’s highest unemployment rate, 11%, while Albany County had the lowest, 4.5%.
Teton County had the largest drop in unemployment.
Park, Sheridan and Sublette counties also saw significant drops in unemployment. Some public-health orders regulating large gatherings remain in effect in Wyoming amid a resurgence of the virus.