Mead Praises Private Industry For Unemployment Decrease

Mead Praises Private Industry For Unemployment Decrease

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, in a media release from his office this week, praised private industry including energy, tourism and agriculture for creating jobs in Wyoming.

His statement was in response to the unemployment numbers for October, released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services which showed a decrease from the previous month from 5.8% to 5.7% state unemployment.

The unemployment rate for Sheridan County was 6.1% in October – up slightly from 6.0% in September. Johnson County had a 6.0% jobless rate in October, up from 5.6% in the previous month.

Teton County saw the highest unemployment in October at 7.8%. Sublette County had the lowest at 2.8%.

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