Wyoming Unemployment Rate Dips Insignificantly

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Dips Insignificantly. ( Courtesy Image)
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Dips Insignificantly. ( Courtesy Image)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from October to November but by a statistically insignificant amount. The Wyoming Department of Employment says the November unemployment rate of 6.6 percent was down from 6.7 percent in October. The national unemployment rate increased from 9.6 to 9.8 percent over the same period.

State economists report Wyoming added 2,800 non-farm jobs over the year. Most gains were in natural resources and mining. Government jobs including public schools, colleges and hospitals also posted gains. Teton County had Wyoming's highest unemployment rate in November, 11.9 percent. Unemployment was 8.3 percent in Lincoln County and 7.1 percent in Fremont and Johnson counties last month.

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