Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2014 to 4.6%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in October 2009 at 7.5% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Wyoming 4.6% +0.2 0.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in December 2009 at 22,759. There are now 8,360 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,618 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,781. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 14,399 +635 +238

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to August 2014

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
September 2014 5.9%
August 2014 6.1% 4.6% 14,399
July 2014 6.2% 4.4% 13,764
June 2014 6.1% 4.0% 12,571
May 2014 6.3% 3.8% 11,781
April 2014 6.3% 3.7% 11,618
March 2014 6.7% 4.0% 12,531
February 2014 6.7% 4.2% 13,058
January 2014 6.6% 4.3% 13,221
December 2013 6.7% 4.4% 13,550
November 2013 7.0% 4.5% 13,710
October 2013 7.2% 4.5% 13,871
September 2013 7.2% 4.6% 14,033