Teton County unemployment rate drops in May

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state's unemployment rates for May 2016. Teton County saw the largest unemployment rate decrease (down from 6.4% to 4.6%) from April to May. According to the organization, warmer weather in May usually brings job gains in many sectors, such as construction, retail trade, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality. From May 2015 to May 2016, unemployment rates rose in nearly every county, except Teton County. From May last year to this year, the unemployment rate fell from 4.7% to 4.6%. The state of Wyoming's unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.5% in April to 5.6% in May (not a statistically significant change). Wyoming's unemployment rate was significantly higher than its May 2015 level of 4.2% and significantly higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 4.7%. *Feature Photo: Jackson Workforce Center / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news