Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 3.9% in August to 4.1% in September. It is the same as it was a year ago, and slightly higher than the current U.S. rate of 3.7%. Wyoming's labor force declined by 7,165 people from a year earlier.
Most county unemployment rates changed very little from August to September. Unemployment increased in Sublette, Teton, and Weston counties and decreased in Goshen and Albany counties.
Unemployment was higher than a year ago in 16 counties and lower or the same in 7 counties. Two areas that stood out with declining unemployment were Converse and Campbell counties.
Total nonfarm employment increased from a year earlier (up 2.2%). Job growth was seen in most sectors.
Wyoming's unemployment rate is the 32nd lowest of the 50 states.
From August to September, unemployment rates:
- Fell in 20 states (including Idaho and Montana)
- Rose in 10 states and the District of Columbia (including Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah)
- Were unchanged in 20 states (including Nebraska and South Dakota)