Unemployment up slightly in Wyoming, down in Teton County

WYOMING – Unemployment in Wyoming rose slightly in July. Teton County, meanwhile, continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state after falling even more over the past month.

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.5% in June to 3.6% in July. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its July 2018 level of 4.1% and slightly lower than the current US unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Most county unemployment rates fell slightly or stayed the same from June to July. The largest decreases occurred in Niobrara (down from 3.3% to 2.9%), Uinta (down from 4.3% to 4.0%), Teton (down from 2.3% to 2.0%), Natrona (down from 4.2% to 3.9%), Goshen (down from 4.1% to 3.8%), and Converse (down from 3.2% to 2.9%) counties.

Unemployment increased in Campbell County (up from 3.7% to 5.7%) and Crook County (up from 3.0% to 3.6%).

Campbell County had the highest unemployment rate in July at 5.7%. It was followed by Fremont County at 4.6%, Big Horn County at 4.4%, and Washakie County at 4.4%. The lowest unemployment rates were found in Teton County at 2.0%, Niobrara County at 2.9%, and Converse County at 2.9%.

Total nonfarm employment in Wyoming (not seasonally adjusted and measured by place of work) increased from 292,600 in July 2018 to 298,900 in July 2019, a gain of 6,300 jobs (2.2%).

Wyoming Unemployment Rates. (Wyoming Department of Workforce Services)
Wyoming unemployment by county. (Wyoming Unemployment Rates)

County                  Rate
Teton County, WY              2.0
Converse County, WY           2.9
Niobrara County, WY           2.9
Lincoln County, WY            3.2
Weston County, WY             3.2
Carbon County, WY             3.3
Johnson County, WY            3.3
Hot Springs County, WY        3.5
Park County, WY               3.5
Sheridan County, WY           3.5
Crook County, WY              3.6
Laramie County, WY            3.6
Platte County, WY             3.7
Goshen County, WY             3.8
Wyoming                       3.8
Natrona County, WY            3.9
Albany County, WY             4.0
Uinta County, WY              4.0
Sublette County, WY           4.1
Sweetwater County, WY         4.1
Big Horn County, WY           4.4
Washakie County, WY           4.4
Fremont County, WY            4.6
Campbell County, WY           5.7

If you are currently looking for a job check out Buckrail Works for a full list of open and available positions in Teton County.

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