Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in September
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.7 percent in September, up from 4.6 percent in August.
Bullard said most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and decreased from August to September. The largest decreases occurred in Niobrara (down from 4.0% to 3.4%), Albany (down from 4.3% to 3.7%), and Goshen (down from 4.6% to 4.1%) counties. Unemployment increased very slightly in Sublette (up from 2.8% to 2.9%) and Teton (up from 3.0% to 3.1%) counties.
From September 2013 to September 2014, unemployment rates fell in 10 counties, rose slightly in eight counties and were unchanged in five counties.
In September, Fremont County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 4.8 percent, followed by Lincoln at 4.5 percent and Laramie at 4.4 percent. The lowest rate among counties was Sublette with 2.9 percent, followed by Converse and Campbell counties with 3 percent each. Teton County is at 3.1 percent.