Sublette falls to 3rd-highest unemployment rate in Wyoming

WYOMING – Sublette County’s unemployment rate remained at 6.9 percent but, because of changes across the state, dropped from the second-highest to third-highest rate in Wyoming.

Those numbers were confirmed in the latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate June report, released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services on July 19.

The statewide unemployment rate once again was 5.4 percent, slightly lower than the national average of 5.9 percent.

Typically, jobless rates increase in June as young people enter the workforce and begin looking for employment following graduation from school.

Sublette’s rate now falls behind Natrona County (7.4 percent) and Sweetwater County (7.1 percent). Those rates are largely contributed to the dormancy of the oil and gas industry that are normally main economic drivers for each county.

The July unemployment report is scheduled for release on Aug. 23.