Wyoming: Employment Higher in Every County This March
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 19, 2022
Wyoming’s unemployment numbers continue to lower as the state follows seasonal trends and more recovery from the hits of COVID-19.
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.6% in February to 3.4% in March.
Wyoming’s unemployment rate is slightly lower than the current U.S. rate of 3.6% and much lower than its March 2021 level of 5.0%.
Most county unemployment rates followed their regular seasonal pattern from February to March and fell slightly. The most significant decreases occurred in Platte County (down from 3.8% to 3.3%) and Big Horn County (down from 5.0% to 4.5%).
Lower unemployment is good news for Big Horn County, which has consistently been among the counties with the highest unemployment rate this year.
From March 2021 to March 2022, unemployment rates fell in every county, which were unusually high during 2021 because of the pandemic.
The largest decreases were found in
- Natrona (down from 7.5% to 4.7%)
- Sublette (down from 7.1% to 4.6%)
- Converse (down from 6.0% to 3.5%)
- Uinta (down from 6.0% to 3.9%)
- Campbell (down from 6.2% to 4.1%)
Once again, Teton County had the lowest unemployment rate in March at 2.3%. Niobrara County followed it at 2.6% and Goshen County at 2.8%.
The highest unemployment rates were found in Natrona County at 4.7% and Sublette County and Sweetwater County, each at 4.6%.
Park County’s unemployment rate also shrunk in March – 4.0%, down from 4.4% in February. In March 2021, unemployment was at 5.3%
You can examine the full March 2022 unemployment report on the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services website.
Research & Planning will release April’s unemployment numbers on May 23, 2022.