Wyoming Jobless Rate 5.8 Percent in September

Wyoming Jobless Rate 5.8 Percent in September

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent in September. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state's jobless rate appears to have stabilized, remaining in the narrow range of 5.7 percent to 5.9 percent in each of the past four months.

September's unemployment rate is down from its year-ago level of 6.7 percent.

Lincoln County reported the state's highest unemployment rate at 6.3 percent last month, followed by Laramie County at 6 percent.

Big Horn, Fremont, and Sheridan counties all had 5.9 percent rates. Sublette County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9 percent, followed by Albany at 3.8 percent and Campbell at 4 percent.

Sublette County has had the state's lowest unemployment rate for sixteen consecutive months.

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