Local Unemployment Above State Average
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 2, 2019
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from October to November at 4.1%.
However, Park County and Big Horn County’s unemployment rates rose this month above the state’s average.
From October to November, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increased. The largest increases occurred in Teton County, which rose from 2.6% to 5.9%, Park County, which went up from 3.7% to 4.5%, and Big Horn County, which rose from 3.8% to 4.2%. Park County had the third-highest unemployment rate in the state last month.
As compared to a year ago, Wyoming’s unemployment rate decreased slightly from its November 2017 level of 4.2% but remained higher than the U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%. From November 2017 to November 2018, unemployment rates fell in 14 counties, rose in seven counties and remained unchanged in Laramie and Park counties.