Downward Trend Continues for Unemployment Rate in Sweetwater County

Downward Trend Continues for Unemployment Rate in Sweetwater County

SweetwaterNOW photo, Nadav Soroker

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The latest unemployment report from the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services shows that the unemployment rate in Sweetwater County fell in September.

All counties saw a rate decrease from August to September. Sweetwater County had the largest rate decrease in the state, falling from 4.7 percent to 3.4 percent. Natrona County also saw a significant rate decrease from 5 percent to 3.7 percent.

The lowest unemployment rates were found in Teton County at 1.8 percent, and Crook and Weston counties both at 2 percent. The highest rates were reported in Natrona County at 3.7 percent, and Campbell, Sublette, and Sweetwater counties all at 3.4 percent.

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On a state level, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent in August to 4.5 percent in September. In each of the past three months, unemployment has trended downward as individuals have dropped out of the labor force. Wyoming’s unemployment rate remained lower than the current U.S. rate of 4.8 percent.

Research & Planning has scheduled the October unemployment news release for November 22, 2021.