Unemployment Hits Highest Rate In Six Years

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has released their unemployment data for May of 2016. According to Research and Planning, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.5% in April to 5.6% in May. Warmer weather in May usually brings job gains in many sectors, such as construction, retail trade, professional & business services, and leisure & hospitality. There were decreases in unemployment in Teton, Sublette, Johnson and Park counties between April and May. The largest unemployment rate increase was seen here in Campbell County, up from 3.8% to 8.0%. Natrona's unemployment rate was the second highest, at 7.5%. Campbell County has not been at 8% employment since January of 2010. That was the highest rate in 15 years, according to Career Trends. [[[[[[[[[[[embed]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] The national unemployment rate is currently 4.7%. There are 222 more people unemployed in Campbell County than last month, according to the report. You can read the entire thing by clicking here . #county17 #news