(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
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%)