Wyoming unemployment rate drops to 5.1% in January 2021

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The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.2% in December to 5.1% in January.

Even though the statewide rate dropped, Fremont County saw an increase in unemployment. Going from a 5.5% unemployment rate in December 2020 to a 6.4% unemployment rate in January 2021.

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Wyoming’s January unemployment rate of 5.1% was much lower than the U.S. rate of 6.3%.

Most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increased from December to January. Unemployment rates often rise in January as seasonal job losses are seen in many sectors, including construction, retail trade, transportation & warehousing, leisure & hospitality, and government.

Click here to read the full breakdown from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

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