Wyoming's unemployment rate holds steady

Mar 19, 2013

Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady from December to January, according to the latest numbers from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

At 4.9 percent, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is well below the national average of almost 8 percent. The state’s rate is also slightly lower than in January 2012.

Unemployment rates jumped more than one percent in Washakie and Johnson counties across the construction, retail and leisure sectors in January.

Workforce Services Senior Economist David Bullard says that’s normal for the end of the holiday season… but unemployment dropped in Teton County, where the ski season makes for a healthy seasonal job market.