Fremont County jobless rate drops 1.2 percent in April

The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7 percent in March to 3.6 percent in April. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its April 2018 level of 4.0 percent and is the same as the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.

Locally Fremont County’s jobless rate fell from 5.1 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April. The number of unemployed workers dropped from 876 to 707 workers in the month-to-month comparison.

Hot Springs County’s jobless rate went from 3.8 percent to 2.9 percent.

Washakie County’s unemployment rate was measured in April at 3.6 percent, down from 5.0 percent in April.

Most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and fell from March to April. Warmer spring weather often brings job gains in construction, professional and business services and other sectors.

The highest unemployment rates were found in Big Horn County at 4.5 percent and Fremont, Park and Uinta counties, all at 3.9 percent.

The lowest jobless rates were reported in Niobrara County at 2.2 percent and Albany and Converse counties, both at 2.6 percent