Sublette jobless rate continues its decline

WYOMING – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Research & Planning section announced on Monday the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent. While Sublette County’s rate remains among the highest in Wyoming, it experienced one of the larger drops in the state and is now below the national average.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment lowered slightly from 3.3, still lower than the national average of 3.6 percent.

Sublette County’s drop from 4.4 to 3.5 percent was the second largest in Wyoming from April to May, behind only Teton County. The department credited job gains in construction, business services, hospitality and government for the typical job gains between April and May.

Of course, all of these numbers are much better than this point last year when Sublette County was at 5.8 percent. Unemployment rates fell in every county over the last year with the most significant drops occurring in energy-producing counties.

The research and planning section expects to release June unemployment numbers on July 25.