Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2016 to 5.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in December 2009 at 7.2% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Wyoming 5.1% -0.3 +0.8

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in January 2010 at 21,616. There are now 6,119 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,661 in January 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,836. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 15,497 -561 +2,395

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to October 2016

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
November 2016 4.6%
October 2016 4.9% 5.1% 15,497
September 2016 5.0% 5.4% 16,058
August 2016 4.9% 5.5% 16,578
July 2016 4.9% 5.7% 16,933
June 2016 4.9% 5.7% 17,050
May 2016 4.7% 5.6% 16,902
April 2016 5.0% 5.5% 16,474
March 2016 5.0% 5.2% 15,703
February 2016 4.9% 5.0% 14,981
January 2016 4.9% 4.7% 14,162
December 2015 5.0% 4.4% 13,255