Unemployment Grows Despite Tourism

By Bryce Cornatzer
24 July 2014

Wyoming's unemployment rate is at a round four percent for June.

Last month's unemployment rate reflects a slight rise from May, up just a twentieth of a percentile from the prior month.

A report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services shows that most county unemployment rates increase from May to June. Analysts say the rise is attributable to the end of the school year and the begin of employment searches by youth and seasonal workers.

The largest unemployment increases were in Albany, Platte, and Weston counties.

The most significant decreases were in Sheridan, Campbell, and Teton counties.

In Big Horn County, unemployment rose from 4.6 to a round five percent from May to June, while the labor force increased by 49 people.

Park County's unemployment increased from 3.9 to just over four percent from May to June, with 87 more people being unemployed.

Total nonfarm employment growth accounts for 2,600 jobs statewide.

 
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