Job Growth Continues To Rise
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's employment picture contains
mostly good news.
According to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of
Employment, the state's unemployment rate was just two-point-six
percent in March. That's up a tad from February's rate, but down
from last year and well below the national average.
In the year since March 2006, Wyoming has added approximately
10,600 jobs, with the biggest growth in construction and natural
resources and mining, which includes the oil and gas industries.
Those two sectors accounted for almost 40 percent of the total job
Wholesale trade, transportation and utilities, professional and
business services, manufacturing, retail trade, financial
activities, education and health, and leisure and hospitality also
added jobs over the past year. No sector recorded job losses.
Big Horn County had the state's highest unemployment rate at
four-point-seven percent, followed by Fremont, Washakie and Platte
Sublette County had the lowest unemployment rate at
one-point-eight percent, followed by Campbell and Teton counties.