Unemployment Rates Rise in the Big Horn Basin
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 27, 2017
Unemployment rates in the Big Horn Basin rose this last month, keeping in line with the rest of Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.2% in October to 4.3% in November, which was not unusual. The department points out that unemployment rates usually rise in November as job losses are seen in construction, leisure & hospitality.
Teton County’s unemployment rate rose from 3.1% to 6.1%, Park County’s rate rose from 3.8% to 4.7%, and Washakie county’s unemployment rate went up slightly from 3.7% to 3.9%.
Teton County’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state, followed by Fremont, Natrona, and Park counties.
Compared to a year earlier, unemployment rates fell in 15 counties and rose in eight counties.