Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.2 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in December 2009 at 7.2% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Wyoming 4.3% +0.2 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in January 2010 at 21,616. There are now 8,549 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 12,123 in February 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 944. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 13,067 +373 +145

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to December 2015

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 4.3% 13,067
November 2015 5.0% 4.1% 12,694
October 2015 5.0% 4.0% 12,502
September 2015 5.1% 4.0% 12,355
August 2015 5.1% 4.0% 12,567
July 2015 5.3% 4.1% 12,773
June 2015 5.3% 4.2% 12,857
May 2015 5.5% 4.1% 12,734
April 2015 5.4% 4.1% 12,649
March 2015 5.5% 4.1% 12,554
February 2015 5.5% 4.0% 12,123