Wyoming jobless rate falls to 4.3 percent in April

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The newest unemployment rate shows Wyoming numbers have fallen to 4.3 percent in April.

Those numbers come from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

This is a drop from 4.5 percent in March and 5.6 percent from April 2016. From March to April 2017, most county unemployment rates decreased. Laramie County's unemployment dropped to 3.4 percent and the lowest are in Albany at 2.6 percent, Goshen at 2.7 percent and Niobrara at 2.8 percent.

Among counties in the state, the highest unemployment rates last month were found in Fremont and Natrona counties, both at 5.5 percent. Campbell County was the third highest at 5.1 percent, followed by Teton County at 4.9 percent and Sublette County at 4.7 percent.

This accounts for normal seasonal changes that occur in the economy. Most county unemployment rates are higher in the winter months because of seasonal job losses in construction, leisure & hospitality, and many other sectors. Similarly, most county unemployment rates are lower in the summer months as employment increases across the economy.

To see the full report, head to this full report.

Research & Planning expects to update with the May employment numbers on June 20, 2017.