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Unemployment Percentages In Northeast Wyoming Drop In April 2023

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Summertime seasonal jobs tend to begin around this time of year, and the new unemployment rates in Wyoming reflect that trend.

The Department of Workforce Services says the statewide unemployment rate dropped from 3.7% in March 2023 to 3.5% in April.

It was 3.2% in April of 2022.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2023 was at 3.4%, which is down from 3.5% in March 2023, and down from 3.6% in April 2022.

The Department says seasonal jobs such as those in construction, professional and business services were big contributors in the rate decrease.

The rates in all five northeast Wyoming counties were down at least one-half of a percentage point last month.

Sheridan County’s unemployment rate for April 2023 was at 3.1%, which is down from 4.1% in March.

Johnson County’s rate for April was at 4.5%, and that is down from 4.3% in March.

The April 2022 rates for both Sheridan and Johnson Counties was at 3.0% and 3.3% respectively.

Weston County had the lowest unemployment rate in Wyoming in April 2023 at 2.2%, while Sublette, Teton and Washakie Counties tied for the highest rate at 3.9%.

Nonfarm employment in the Cowboy State increased by 5,900 jobs from April 2022 to April 2023.

Click here to see the latest report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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