Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in May 2020 at 8.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Wyoming 3.3% +0.2 -0.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in May 2020 at 25,682. There are now 16,196 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 8,780 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 706. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 9,486 +415 -2,569

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to September 2022

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 3.3% 9,486
August 2022 3.7% 3.1% 9,071
July 2022 3.5% 3.0% 8,780
June 2022 3.6% 3.1% 8,950
May 2022 3.6% 3.2% 9,217
April 2022 3.6% 3.3% 9,591
March 2022 3.6% 3.4% 9,867
February 2022 3.8% 3.6% 10,591
January 2022 4.0% 3.8% 11,039
December 2021 3.9% 4.0% 11,548
November 2021 4.2% 4.0% 11,556