Wyoming Unemployment Stays Low in July
Written by jordanmckamey on August 30, 2019
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the states seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.5% in June to 3.6% in July. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its July 2018 level of 4.1% and slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%.
Most county unemployment rates fell slightly or stayed the same from June to July.
From July 2018 to July 2019–unemployment fell in 13 counties, rose in eight counties–and remained unchanged in two counties.
Campbell County had the highest unemployment rate in July at 5.7%. It was followed by Fremont County at 4.6%–Big Horn County at 4.4%–and Washakie County at 4.4%.
Total nonfarm employment in Wyoming increased from 292,600 in July 2018 to 298,900 in July 2019–a gain of 6,300 jobs.