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.

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.

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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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