People tend to find jobs in warmer weather, and the latest unemployment numbers in Wyoming suggests that is true.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says state-wide seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers, dropped from 3.3% in April 2022 to 3.2% in May 2022.
The May numbers are also down from 4.7% compared to May 2021.
The Department says warmer weather in May typically brings seasonal job gains in construction, professional & business services, leisure & hospitality, and government.
The number of employed Wyoming residents increased by 523 employees, or 0.2% from April to May.
Sheridan Counties’ unemployment numbers were down from 3.0% in April to 2.7% in May, while Johnson County dropped from 3.2% to 2.6%.
The May 2021 numbers for Sheridan County was 4.4% and Johnson County was 4.2%.
Niobrara County had the lowest unemployment rate in May at 1.8%, while Natrona County had the highest rate at 3.8%.
Nonfarm employment in the Cowboy State has increased 5,300 jobs from May 2021 to May 2022.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers for May 2022 is at 3.6%, which is unchanged from March and April.
Last modified: June 23, 2022