Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Wyoming 5.1% -0.4 +1.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in April 2020 at 28,343. There are now 13,338 fewer people unemployed in the state. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 15,005 -1,346 +4,177

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to November 2020

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 5.1% 15,005
October 2020 6.9% 5.5% 16,351
September 2020 7.8% 6.1% 17,850
August 2020 8.4% 6.6% 19,195
July 2020 10.2% 7.1% 20,842
June 2020 11.1% 7.6% 22,452
May 2020 13.3% 8.8% 25,790
April 2020 14.8% 9.6% 28,343
March 2020 4.4% 3.8% 11,198
February 2020 3.5% 3.7% 10,880
January 2020 3.5% 3.7% 10,739