Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Wyoming 4.2% +0.2 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in January 2010 at 21,616. There are now 9,400 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,678 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 538. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 12,216 +334 -2,766

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to October 2017

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
October 2017 4.1% 4.2% 12,216
September 2017 4.2% 4.0% 11,882
August 2017 4.4% 4.0% 11,721
July 2017 4.3% 4.0% 11,720
June 2017 4.4% 3.9% 11,678
May 2017 4.3% 4.1% 12,243
April 2017 4.4% 4.3% 12,877
March 2017 4.5% 4.5% 13,763
February 2017 4.7% 4.7% 14,330
January 2017 4.8% 4.8% 14,583
December 2016 4.7% 4.8% 14,539
November 2016 4.6% 4.9% 14,709