Fremont County again has highest unemployment rate in state; Wyoming unemployment up slightly in July

Wyoming’s highest jobless rate belongs again to Fremont County.

In July, a rate of 5.1 percent unemployment was recorded. As far as a silver lining, that’s down slightly from June, which was at 5.2 percent.

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Natrona County has the second-highest unemployment rate in the state at 4.4 percent, Big Horn and Uinta counties are next both with 4.2 percent.

Wyoming’s lowest unemployment rate was in Teton County at 1.9 percent, followed by Crook County at 3 percent.

Statewide, the average unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, up just slightly from June when it was 3.7 percent.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports a decrease of nearly 6,000 people to Wyoming’s labor force between July 2017 and July 2018.

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