Statewide Unemployment Falls
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 23, 2018
Big Horn County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
That’s according to a report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Teton County leads the state’s unemployment rate at 5.1 percent, Fremont at 4.9 percent, and Big Horn County’s unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent – that’s up from 4.2 percent last year at this time.
However, the news for the rest of the state isn’t all bad. The statewide unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in April, the lowest the rate has been since November 2008. Compared to a year earlier, unemployment fell in 14 counties, rose slightly in eight and remained unchanged in Laramie County. The largest decreases occurred in energy producing counties.
From March to April, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and decreased. Washakie and Park Counties saw significant declines – Washakie went from 5.1 to 4.3 percent, and Park County’s unemployment rate shrunk this month from 5.2 to 4.5 percent.