Sublette unemployment remains at 7.1%

SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Research & Planning section reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 5.3 percent to 5.4 percent between March and April. That came from the department’s monthly unemployment report, released earlier this week.

According to the latest figures released, Sublette County’s unemployment rate of 7.1 percent trailed only Natrona County’s 7.4-percent rate in April. Teton County’s rate catapulted to 7.0 percent with the close of the ski season and Sweetwater County registered an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent.

Wyoming’s total unemployment rate remained much lower than the national average of 6.1 percent and the state’s labor force (combined employed and unemployed individuals) increased by 5,141 people (or 1.8 percent) from a year prior.