Wyoming’s unemployment rate significantly lower than U.S. rate

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from its revised level of 9.6% in April to 8.8% in May. It appears that the state’s economy improved modestly in May as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were loosened and some businesses reopened. At 8.8%, Wyoming’s unemployment rate was significantly lower than the U.S. rate of 13.3%.

Most county unemployment rates fell from April to May, perhaps suggesting small scale improvement in labor markets around the state. Fremont County saw a decrease in unemployment from 9.3% in April to 8.5% in May. Check out the complete breakdown by county shared below.

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h/t Wyoming Department of Workforce Services – May 2020

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