State unemployment unchanged at 2.8% in February

The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 2.8%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its year-ago level of 3.1% and much lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.9%.
From January to February, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and remained stable or decreased slightly. The largest decreases occurred in Niobrara (down from 3.8% to 3.0%), Big Horn (down from 4.8% to 4.4%), Platte (down from 3.6% to 3.3%), and Crook (down from 3.4% to 3.1%) counties.
From February 2023 to February 2024, unemployment rates fell in 14 counties, rose in six counties, and remained unchanged in three counties.
In February, Washakie County had the highest unemployment rate at 4.5%. It was followed by Big Horn County at 4.4%, and Fremont, Sublette, and Sweetwater counties, each at 4.2%. The lowest unemployment rates were found in Teton County at 2.1% and Weston County at 2.8%.