Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2019 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in November 2009 at 7.1% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
Wyoming 4.0% -0.1 0.0

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 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 9,906 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,442 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 204. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 11,646 -266 -50

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8%
January 2019 4.0% 4.0% 11,646
December 2018 3.9% 4.1% 11,912
November 2018 3.7% 4.1% 11,942
October 2018 3.8% 4.2% 12,014
September 2018 3.7% 4.2% 12,069
August 2018 3.8% 4.2% 12,041
July 2018 3.9% 4.1% 11,914
June 2018 4.0% 4.1% 11,731
May 2018 3.8% 4.0% 11,557
April 2018 3.9% 4.0% 11,451
March 2018 4.0% 3.9% 11,442