The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released unemployment statistics for the month of August, which showed Sheridan County at 6.4 percent and Johnson County at 6.2 percent.
According to a media release from the department, August's unemployment rates are generally lower than the rest of the year because of seasonal job gains in construction, transportation, retail trade, warehousing and utilities.
The Department also reported occupational fatalities decreased in 2011. Overall, 29 on-the-job deaths occurred last year, and trade, transportation, and utilities proved to be the most dangerous fields for workers. Natural resources and mining industry deaths were also noted as significant. Of deaths reported on-the-job, 6 out of 10 workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents, which could include highway accidents, aircraft, or other vehicles.