Wyoming unemployment rate rises

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The unemployment line is a bit more crowded in Wyoming.

According to the latest numbers by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the unemployment rate rose in July slightly from 3.9% in June to 4.0%.

However, Wyoming’s unemployment rate was significantly lower than its July 2016 level of 5.4%. From June to July unemployment rates fell in 20 counties, rose slightly in two counties, and remained unchanged in Hot Springs County. From July 2016 to July 2017, unemployment rates fell in every county.

In Laramie County it dropped to 3.4%.

The largest unemployment rate decreases occurred in Campbell (down from 7.7% to 4.7%), Converse (down from 6.6% to 4.3%), Natrona (down from 7.2% to 5.0%), and Sublette (down from 5.7% to 3.7%) counties.

Teton County (1.7%) had the lowest unemployment rate in July. It was followed by Crook (2.8%), Lincoln (3.0%), and Goshen (3.0%) counties. The highest unemployment rates were found in Fremont (5.3%), Natrona (5.0%), Campbell (4.7%), and Sweetwater (4.4%) counties.

To see the full report, head to http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/news.htm

Research & Planning has scheduled the August employment news release for September 19, 2017.