Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in November 2009 at 7.1% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Wyoming 3.8% 0.0 -0.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in January 2010 at 21,552. There are now 10,595 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 10,035 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 922. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 10,957 +49 -1,057

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to October 2019

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
November 2019 3.5%
October 2019 3.6% 3.8% 10,957
September 2019 3.5% 3.8% 10,908
August 2019 3.7% 3.7% 10,696
July 2019 3.7% 3.6% 10,390
June 2019 3.7% 3.5% 10,067
May 2019 3.6% 3.5% 10,035
April 2019 3.6% 3.6% 10,290
March 2019 3.8% 3.7% 10,738
February 2019 3.8% 3.9% 11,184
January 2019 4.0% 4.0% 11,647
December 2018 3.9% 4.1% 11,912