Park County Unemployment Highest in Wyoming
Written by wendycorr on April 3, 2019
Park County posted the highest unemployment rate in the state in February.
At 5.2%, the County led the state in the number of people out of work. That’s compared to the statewide average of 3.9 percent reported that month. Conversely, Hot Springs County’s rate fell from 4.7 percent in January to 3.5 percent in February – the largest decrease in the state.
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s average of 3.9 percent is slightly higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.8%.
Almost all county unemployment rates fell from February 2018 to February 2019, suggesting a tightening in the state’s labor market. Big Horn County’s rate decreased from 5.8% to 4.7% – however, it is still ranked as the third highest unemployment rate in the state.