Almost all of Wyoming witnessed a minor increase in the unemployment rate for the month of August. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.
The unemployment rate for Sheridan County for August was 6.5 percent, which was a slight increase from July's unemployment rate of 5.9 percent.
Even with the increase, August's unemployment was lower than last year's rate of 6.9 percent. The state's unemployment rate increased from 5.7 percent in July to 5.8 percent in August, but is still significantly lower than the current U.S. rate of 9.1 percent.
Total non-farm employment for August was at 298,000 jobs, which is just over a three percent increase from last year in August.
The report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services also indicated that nearly all of Wyoming's 23 counties experienced some type of unemployment increase, and that it's become typical over the past several years for the month of August.