Big Horn County Sees Unemployment Decline; Still Highest in State
Written by wendycorr on June 26, 2019
Unemployment is down in the Big Horn Basin.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported yesterday that from April to May, unemployment fell in Teton County from 3.8 to 3 percent, Big Horn County’s unemployment went from 4.5% to 4%, and Park County saw a .4 percent decline from 3.9 to 3.5%.
However, Big Horn County still recorded the highest unemployment rate in the state.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.6% in April to 3.5% in May. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its year-ago level of 4% and slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6%.
From May 2018 to May 2019, unemployment rates fell in 21 counties, and rose slightly in two counties. The largest unemployment rate decreases were seen in Fremont, Teton, and Washakie counties.