County’s jobless rate fell in March; Third highest in state

Fremont County’s unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in February to 4.7 percent in March. At the same time, the number of unemployed local workers decreased by 159 persons, according to the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Overall, Fremont County’s jobless rate of 4.7 percent is the third highest in the state, trailing Washakie County at 4.9 percent and Park County at 4.8 percent. Hot Springs County’s unemployment rate increased from 3.5 to 3.8 percent

The total workforce in Fremont county increased by 73 persons this past month to 18,836 while the number of people employed also saw an increase, of 158 workers to 17,959.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.9 percent in February to 3.7 percent in March. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than the current U.S. rate of 3.8 percent.