The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.1% in January to 5.3% in February.
Fremont County saw a slight increase in unemployment along with the state’s numbers, moving from 6.5% in January to 6.6% in February.
Despite this increase, Wyoming’s unemployment rate remains much lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.2%. From January to February, unemployment rates increased in 15 counties, remained unchanged in three counties, and decreased in five counties.
Most county unemployment rates are higher in the winter months because of seasonal job losses in construction, leisure & hospitality, and many other sectors, so expect these numbers to drop as we approach the spring and summer months.
Click here to read the full breakdown from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.