Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Down in November
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.7% in October to 4.5% in November.
According to the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. the state's unemployment rate was unchanged from its November 2013 level of 4.5%, and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.8%.
Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased slightly, rising by an estimated 670 individuals (0.2%) from October to November.
Senior economist David Bullard says most county unemployment rates changed very little from October to November. One exception to this pattern was Teton County, where unemployment rose from 5.2% to 7.9%. He adds It is normal for unemployment to increase in November in Teton County as the summer tourist season has ended and the ski season has not begun. Park County, another tourism dependent county, saw its unemployment rate increase from 4.5% to 5.1%.
From November 2013 to November 2014, unemployment rates decreased in 17 counties, increased slightly in 5 counties, and remained unchanged in Albany County.