Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.3 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 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 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Wyoming 4.9% -0.3 -1.3

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 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 10,994 fewer people unemployed in the state. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 14,521 -909 -3,913

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8%
August 2021 5.2% 4.9% 14,521
July 2021 5.4% 5.2% 15,430
June 2021 5.9% 5.4% 16,125
May 2021 5.8% 5.4% 16,086
April 2021 6.1% 5.4% 15,967
March 2021 6.0% 5.3% 15,725
February 2021 6.2% 5.3% 15,591
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