Highest unemployment rate in Wyoming still in Fremont County

    Wyoming’s unemployment rate stayed at 4.1% from September to October 2018. That’s down slightly from October 2017, when the jobless rate was at 4.1%. The nationwide unemployment rate is currently 3.7%.

    Fremont County continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state, currently at 4.4%. The rate is down slightly from September when it was at 4.5%. Statistics show that the number of people registered as unemployed in Fremont County reduced by 5, from 833 in September to 828 in October.

    Overall, County 10 has remained fairly steady in unemployment from a year ago. The jobless rate was 4.6% in October 2017.


    Natrona County was tied with Fremont County in September, both with a 4.5% unemployment rate. Natrona County reduced unemployment to 4.2% in October but was still the second-highest.

    The lowest unemployment rates in Wyoming were in Niobrara County at 2.5%, Teton County at 2.6%, and Platte, Goshen, and Crook counties tied for third at 2.8%. The largest unemployment decrease from October 2017 to October 2018 was seen in Converse County, falling from 3.9% to 3.1%.

    You can check out the full October report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by clicking here. 


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