State Releases Latest Unemployment Numbers

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The Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services recently released the State’s unemployment numbers for May.

The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 3.6 percent in April to 3.5 percent in May. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its year-ago level of 4 percent, and just a shade under the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. The unemployment rate for Sheridan County was 3.1 percent, which was down from April’s 3.2 percent, and lower than the 3.7 percent from May of last year.

Johnson County’s jobless rate dropped from 3.5 percent in April to 3.3 percent in May, which was slightly lower than last year’s 3.5 percent for May. Big Horn County had the highest unemployment rate at 4 percent, while Niobrara County came in with the lowest at 2.7 percent. From May of last year to May of this year, unemployment rates fell in 21 counties, and rose slightly in two counties.

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