May 2022 Unemployment Numbers In Sheridan and Johnson Counties Are Down

June 23, 2022

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.

Click here to see the latest report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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Last modified: June 23, 2022

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