(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last week, the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased significantly from 4.7% in January to 5.0% in February. For Teton County, the unemployment dropped from 3.7% to 3.0% from January to February, making it the county with the lowest unemployment throughout the state. Wyoming's unemployment rate was much higher than its February 2015 level of 3.8% and was slightly higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 4.9%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents declined from January to February, falling by an estimated 1,953 individuals (-0.7%; a statistically significant decrease). The lowest unemployment rates were found in Teton (3.0%), Albany (3.1%), and Niobrara (3.5%) counties. The highest unemployment rates occurred in Fremont (8.1%), Natrona (7.2%), and Johnson (7.0%) counties. See the full state unemployment rates here.
*Feature Photo: Jackson Workforce Center / Pitchengine Communities*