Contact Us

Wyoming Jobless Rate Steady In January

Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images
Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images

Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in January at 4.8 percent, unchanged from December of 2016.

That’s according to David Bullard, Senior Economist with the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Bullard says Natrona County had the highest jobless rate in the state in January at 7.6 percent.

Fremont County was second at 7.5 percent and Campbell County had the third highest unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. Those numbers continue an on-going trend of the highest unemployment in the state being found in counties where the energy sector is dominant.

The lowest jobless rate in the state in January was found in Teton County at 2.9 percent. Niobrara County was next at 3.3 percent. Albany County had the fourth lowest unemployment rate at 3.4 percent. Laramie County’s jobless rate was 4.6 percent in January.

While almost all county unemployment rates went up between December and January, Bullard says those numbers are misleading because the county jobless rates, unlike the overall state rate, are not seasonally adjusted.

Best of 106.3 Cowboy Country

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1063cowboycountry.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 106.3 Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 106.3 Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.