Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 3.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Wyoming 3.7% -0.1 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 10,722 fewer people unemployed in the state. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 10,830 -138 -989

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 3.7% 10,830
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
September 2017 4.2% 4.1% 12,109
August 2017 4.4% 4.1% 11,974
July 2017 4.3% 4.0% 11,804
June 2017 4.3% 4.0% 11,708