(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*