PINEDALE (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Research and Planning section announced on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in December. It was reported at 5.1 percent in November.
It’s the eighth month in a row Wyoming’s unemployment rate dropped and it falls well below the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.
Gov. Mark Gordon tweeted the information, as well as a graph made by WDWS’ research and planning that tracked the unemployment rate.
Sublette County, however, lagged behind other counties. The county registered a 5.7 percent unemployment rate, the third highest in Wyoming behind Natrona County (6.5 percent) and Sweetwater County (5.8 percent).
The numbers indicate a recovery in Wyoming’s economy, although unemployment rates in 19 counties fall shy of where they were from Dec. 2019.
Research and planning has scheduled the release of January unemployment numbers for March 8.
A WalletHub study released also on Tuesday concluded Wyoming has the country’s ninth-best unemployment rate recovery. That study analyzed four metrics: the state’s most recent unemployment data compared to rates from a year prior, not seasonally adjusted continued claims over the past year and overall unemployment rate.