Sheridan County’s October 2021 Unemployment Numbers Drop; Johnson County Holds Steady

Workers are either finding jobs or they’ve giving up on job hunting for now.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Wyoming dropped from 4.5% in September 2021 to 4.1% in October 2021.

Actual state-wide unemployment numbers are down almost 4,000 from October 2020 to October 2021.

The Department estimates about 1/3rd of that number represents people who found jobs, while the rest stopped looking and dropped out of the labor force.

Wyoming’s 4.1% unemployment rate for October 2021 is below the national average of 4.6%.

Weston County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Cowboy State for October 2021 at 1.7%, while Natrona had the highest rate at 3.3%.

Sheridan County checked in with a 2.3% unemployment rate for October 2021.

That’s down from 2.5% in September and down from 3.6% in October 2020.

Johnson County had a 2.2% unemployment rate for October 2021.

That’s unchanged from September 2021 and down from 3.9% in October 2020.

The Department of Workforce Services adds that the number of nonfarm employment in the state was up by 2,600 jobs in October 2021, compared to October 2020.

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

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