Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% in April to 5.2% in May.

David Bullard, Senior Economist with the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says the state's  jobless rate was considerably lower than its May 2011 level of 6.0% and the current U.S. rate of 8.2%. Bullard says Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased by 927 individuals.

From April to May, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and decreased, with seasonal job gains in leisure & hospitality, construction, government, retail trade, and professional & business services.

The largest over-the-month unemployment rate decreases occurred in the northwest area of the state. Teton County’s unemployment rate fell from 11.4% in April to 8.7% in May, Lincoln County’s rate fell from 8.5% to 7.1%, and Park County’s rate fell from 6.1% to 5.2%.