Campbell County’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in September. It remains among counties with the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
Sublette County reported the state’s lowest jobless rate last month at 3 percent, followed by Niobrara County at 3.2 percent, Converse at 3.6 percent and Campbell and Albany both at 3.7 percent.
The highest unemployment rates by county were in Fremont with 5.6 percent, Lincoln with 5.4 percent and Laramie with 5.2 percent.
Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell from 5.7 percent in August to 5.4 percent in September. It remains lower than last year’s September rate of 5.9 percent and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
The agency says almost every county in the state saw unemployment rates fall. Big Horn County’s rate fell from 6.2 percent to 5 percent. Goshen County fell from 5.8 percent to 4.6 percent.
The number of nonfarm jobs in Wyoming (measured by place of work) rose by more than 3,000 jobs from an estimated 292,700 in September 2011 to 295,800 in September 2012.