The latest unemployment figures for Johnson, Sheridan and Campbell counties are out, and show slight drops in all three counties. Campbell County, which is at 6.7 percent, sits below the state average at 7.3 percent. However, Johnson is above the state average at 9.6 percent. Sheridan, too, is also above the state average. However, as Workforce Specialist Dan Paustain with Wyoming Department of Workforce Services tells us, the numbers may be high, but there is hope looking ahead
He adds that it appears that these lower unemployment figures have translated into significant job growth
Last year at this time, Sheridan's unemployment was 6.8 percent; Johnson was at 7.2 percent and Campbell was 4.6 percent.
Currently, the national unemployment rate is 10.2 percent.