Fremont county's unemployment rate for the past month was the highest in the state at 6 percent, while the rate statewide went up two-tenths of a point to 4.3 percent. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said the county's workforce decreased from November to December by 422 workers while the number of unemployed workers increased by 85 individuals to 1,222. Within the past weeks, the Riverton Workforce Service has been swamped with job seekers.
The unemployment rate increased by 5.5 percent from November to December.
Wyoming's unemployment rate is significantly lower than the national rate,
which is at 5 percent.
From November to December, most county unemployment rates followed their
normal seasonal pattern and increased, the Research and Planning Department
reported. As colder weather sets in, seasonal job losses are typically seen
in construction, professional & business services, and other sectors.
Total nonfarm employment (measured by place of work) fell from 292,300 in
December 2014 to 285,800 in December 2015, a decrease of 6,500 jobs (or
-2.2%; a statistically significant decrease).
County by County rates are displayed below:
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