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Wyoming’s unemployment rate saw small decrease in October

December 26, 2019 GMT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from 3.8% in October to 3.7% in November, the state said.

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported the new figures Monday.

The U.S. unemployment rate at the time of the report was 3.5%, the department said.

Wyoming’s unemployment rate for November 2019 was lower than its November 2018 level of 4.1%, the state said.

Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased from October to November, rising by an estimated 1,309 individuals, or 0.5%.

From November 2018 to November 2019, unemployment rates fell in 17 counties, rose in three counties and remained unchanged in three counties, the state said.

The largest unemployment rate decreases were in Teton, Weston, Fremont, and Campbell counties. Slight increases were seen in Goshen, Niobrara and Sublette counties.

Most county unemployment rates followed a normal seasonal pattern and increased from October to November.

Wyoming unemployment often rises in November as colder weather brings seasonal job losses in leisure and hospitality, construction and professional and business services, officials said.