Big Horn County Has Second-Highest Unemployment Rate in Wyoming

Written by on July 25, 2019

While the state’s unemployment rate stayed the same from May to June, more people are out of work in Big Horn County than they were the month before.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 3.5%. That’s slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Most county unemployment rates increased from May to June. The agency notes that does sometimes happen as young people get out of school and begin looking for work. Washakie County’s unemployment rate went up from 3.6% to 4.3%. A small increase occurred in Big Horn county, up from 4.4% to 4.5% – one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, overshadowed only by Fremont County at 4.7%.

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