(Sheridan, Wyo.) — In both Sheridan and Johnson counties, the average rate of unemployment
is higher than the
Wyoming's unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent
January of this year — the highest number since May of 2013. In December of
2009, Wyoming's unemployment rate was 7.2 percent, the highest in the past
From January 2015 to January 2016, unemployment rates rose in 21 counties
and fell in two counties.
In Sheridan County, the number of unemployed citizens was 998 as of January
2016, compared to 726 in 2015. This is a rate change from 5.4 percent 6.3
In Johnson County, the number of unemployed citizens was 286 as of January
2016, compared to 256 in 2015. This is a rate change from 6.1 percent 7.1
The largest increases occurred in Natrona County, up from 4.3% to 7.2%;
Campbell County, up from 3.6% to 6.0%; Converse County, up from 3.4% to
5.7%; and Sweetwater County, up from 4.3% to 6.5%.
Unemployment rates decreased in Teton County, down from 4.1% to 3.7%, and
Albany County, down from 3.7% to 3.6%.
February employment data will be released March 23.