Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2017 to 4.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 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 2.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Wyoming 4.8% 0.0 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 7,035 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,849 in January 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,732. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 14,581 +42 -864

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 4.8% 14,581
December 2016 4.7% 4.8% 14,539
November 2016 4.6% 4.9% 14,709
October 2016 4.8% 5.0% 14,982
September 2016 4.9% 5.1% 15,343
August 2016 4.9% 5.2% 15,805
July 2016 4.9% 5.4% 16,329
June 2016 4.9% 5.5% 16,797
May 2016 4.7% 5.6% 17,062
April 2016 5.0% 5.6% 17,035
March 2016 5.0% 5.5% 16,717