Wyoming Workforce Increases

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Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 3.7%. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the state’s unemployment rate was lower than its December 2018 level of 4.1%, but slightly higher than the current U.S. rate of 3.5%. Wyoming’s labor force increased by an estimated 3,204 people or 1.1% from December 2018 to December 2019. Unemployment rates fell in 17 counties and rose in six counties with the largest decreases occurred in Big Horn, Washakie, Lincoln, Sheridan, and Campbell counties. Meanwhile, Teton County’s unemployment rate fell from 5.2% in November to 2.9% in December as the winter tourist season got into full swing. The distinction of having the lowest unemployment rate in the state went to Weston County with an unemployment rate of 2.5% in December.

 

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