Unemployment rate rises to 3.0% in November 2023

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 2.9% in October to 3.0% in November, according to the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was much lower than its year-ago level of 3.9% and lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%.
From October to November, all county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increased. Unemployment rates often increase in November as cooler weather and a seasonal slowdown in tourist activity cause job losses in many different sectors. The largest increases in unemployment occurred in Teton (up from 2.0% to 3.7%), Big Horn (up from 2.6% to 3.5%) and Park (up from 2.3% to 3.2%) counties.
From November 2022 to November 2023, unemployment rates fell in 22 of Wyoming’s 23 counties. Hot Springs County was the exception. Its unemployment rate increased marginally from 2.8% in November 2022 to 2.9% in November 2023.
Teton County, at 3.7%, had the highest unemployment rate in November. It was followed by Big Horn County and Sublette County, both at 3.5%.