Wyoming unemployment picture remains steady

Nov 22, 2011

 The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says that the state’s unemployment in October was at five-point-seven percent, well below national figures of nine percent.   David Bullard is a Senior Economist with the department.

“The unemployment rate came down a tenth of percent from September to October.  But it has really been in the narrow range of five point seven to five point nine in the past few months, so little change.  But it is lower than a year ago.”

Bullard says 776 new jobs were created between September and October.  Teton County posted the highest unemployment rate at seven-point-eight percent.  Sublette County had the lowest rate at two-point-eight percent.