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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in February.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.0% in January. The national rate is 3.8%.
From January to February, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and decreased. The largest decreases occurred in Lincoln, Hot Springs and Johnson counties.
Park County posted the highest unemployment rate in the state at 5.2% in February. It was followed by Fremont County at 5.1% and Big Horn County at 4.7%. The lowest rates were found in Teton County at 2.2%, Niobrara County at 2.3%, and Albany County at 2.7%
Total nonfarm employment in Wyoming increased from 276,400 in February 2018 to 281,800 in February 2019, a gain of 5,400 jobs.