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Campbell County Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.3%

Campbell County Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.3%

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.1% in November to 4.3% in December. This is significantly more than the 3.2% unemployment rate reported in December of 2014. Crook County's numbers rose from 3.5 to 3.8%, and Weston County saw a 3.0% to 3.3% increase, which was one of the lowest across the state. From November to December, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increased. As colder weather sets in, seasonal job losses are typically seen in construction, professional & business services, and other sectors. The largest unemployment rate increases were seen in Johnson (up from 4.3% to 5.1%), Sublette (up from 4.9% to 5.5%), Big Horn (up from 4.2% to 4.7%), and Converse (up from 3.8% to 4.3%) counties. Unemployment rates decreased in Teton (down from 6.8% to 4.0%) and Niobrara (down from 3.0% to 2.9%) counties. #county17 #news *Feature photo by Flickr user Bytemarks * -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for County17.com brenda@pitchengine.com | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities*http://pitchengine.com | Twitter | Facebook