Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming rose 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in May 2020 at 8.5% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Wyoming 5.3% +0.2 +0.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in May 2020 at 25,515. There are now 9,975 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 15,130 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 410. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 15,540 +410 +1,229

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to February 2021

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
March 2021 6.0%
February 2021 6.2% 5.3% 15,540
January 2021 6.3% 5.1% 15,130
December 2020 6.7% 5.2% 15,284
November 2020 6.7% 5.3% 15,554
October 2020 6.9% 5.4% 16,003
September 2020 7.8% 5.7% 16,997
August 2020 8.4% 6.2% 18,434
July 2020 10.2% 6.8% 20,204
June 2020 11.1% 7.4% 22,037
May 2020 13.3% 8.5% 25,515
April 2020 14.8% 5.5% 16,038