Wyoming's Unemployment rate continues to drop

Dec 28, 2012

The unemployment rate in Wyoming continues to decrease.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that November’s workless rate was 5-point-one percent, the lowest it’s been since spring of 2009.

Numbers have gone down little by little since the 5-point-seven percent unemployment rate reported at this time last year and Wyoming continues to stay significantly lower than the national average of 7-point-7 percent.

The largest drops in unemployment over the last year occurred in Teton, Johnson, and Sheridan counties though Teton County remains home to the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.6 percent, with Lincoln County in second place. 

Sublette, Niobrara and Converse Counties reported the lowest unemployment rates at or below 3.9 percent.