Unemployment Falls in the Bighorn Basin

Written by on September 25, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly last month.

According to a report from Wyoming Workforce Services, the unemployment rate statewide rose from 3.6% in July to 3.7% in August. But the rate remained lower than its year-ago level of 4.2%.

One of the largest decreases was seen in Washakie County, which went down from 4.3% to 3.5% over the last month. Big Horn County also saw a significantly lower rate from July, going from 4.4 percent to 3.9 percent. Park County remained fairly stable at 3.3 percent, which is just under where it was a year ago at this time.

From August 2018 to August 2019, unemployment rates fell in 15 counties, rose in seven counties, and remained unchanged in Big Horn County. Unemployment rates increased in Hot Springs County in the last year, going from 3.1% to 3.5%.


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