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October unemployment rate for Teton County rises to 3.7%

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported the October 2015 unemployment rates . According to the report, Teton County had the largest unemployment rate increase, going from a 2.2 percent unemployment rate in September to a 3.7 percent unemployment rate in October. This is likely due to the seasonal closures around the county, as the data states that employment tends to decrease in leisure and hospitality, construction, and professional and business services in the fall. Other counties that saw a rise in unemployment in October include Carbon (up from 2.8 percent to 3.5 percent), Niobrara (up from 2.3 percent to 2.8 percent), Park (up from 3.2 percent to 3.7 percent), and Sheridan (up from 3.2 percent to 3.7 percent) counties. In total, Wyoming's unemployment rate went unchanged from September to October with a 4.0 unemployment rate. Wyoming's unemployment rate was slightly lower than its October 2014 level of 4.3 percent and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.0 percent. See the full unemployment data for October 2015 here . *Feature Photo: Jackson Workforce Center / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news