News – Sheridan Media
With the cold weather settling in, that means some seasonal jobs end, resulting in an increase in Wyoming’s unemployment rate.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the statewide unemployment rate increased from 3.3% in September to 3.5% in October.
It was 4.0% in October of 2021.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers for October 2022 is at 3.7%, which is up from 3.5% in September.
Sheridan County’s unemployment rate for October was at 3.0%, which is up from 2.8% in September
Johnson County’s rate for October was at 2.9% which is unchanged from the previous month.
The October 2021 rates for both Sheridan and Johnson County was at 3.2%
Weston County had the lowest unemployment rate in Wyoming in October at 2.2%, while Sweetwater County had the highest rate at 3.9%.
Nonfarm employment in the Cowboy State increased by 4,700 jobs from October 2021 to October 2022.
Last modified: November 26, 2022