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Laramie County sees jump in unemployment rate

Laramie County sees jump in unemployment rate

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from its revised level of 4.4 percent in December to 4.7 percent in January. Laramie County's average rate of employment is reported as being higher than the state average (up from 4.8% to 5.0%). *​H/t: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning* Wyoming’s unemployment rate was much higher than its January 2015 level of 3.8% (a statistically significant increase). Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents decreased from December to January, falling by an estimated 1,846 individuals (-0.6%; not a statistically significant change). The majority of county unemployment rates followed their average seasonal pattern, increasing from December to January. Seasonal job losses are typically seen in January in several sectors including construction, retail trade, transportation & warehousing, professional & business services, and government. The largest unemployment rate increases occurred in Fremont (up from 6.1% to 8.1%), Johnson (up from 5.1% to 7.1%), Sheridan (up from 4.6% to 6.3%), Campbell (up from 4.4% to 6.0%), and Natrona (up from 5.6% to 7.2%) counties. #shortgo #news