Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 3.9%. 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 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Wyoming 3.9% +0.1 -0.2

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 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in January 2010 at 21,552. There are now 10,298 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 10,744 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 510. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 11,254 +274 -720

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to August 2018

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
September 2018 3.7%
August 2018 3.9% 3.9% 11,254
July 2018 3.9% 3.8% 10,980
June 2018 4.0% 3.7% 10,788
May 2018 3.8% 3.7% 10,744
April 2018 3.9% 3.8% 10,968
March 2018 4.1% 3.9% 11,221
February 2018 4.1% 4.0% 11,552
January 2018 4.1% 4.1% 11,821
December 2017 4.1% 4.1% 12,105
November 2017 4.1% 4.2% 12,131
October 2017 4.1% 4.2% 12,159