Drop in unemployment for Lincoln County


The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the unemployment statistics for September 2020.

From August 2020 to September 2020 Lincoln County saw the largest decrease in unemployment rates in the state. Lincoln County decreased 1.5% from 5.7% in August to 4.2% in September.

These numbers are still almost double the rate of this time last year. During September 2019, Lincoln County’s unemployment rate was 2.9%, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Overall, the state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate saw a drop of 0.5% between August 2020 and September 2020. August had a rate of 6.6% and September had a rate of 6.1%, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. In September 2019, Wyoming had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Campbell and Uinta counties had the next largest drops in unemployment after Lincoln County. Campbell County dropped by 1% and Uinta County dropped by 0.9%, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Albany County reported the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.1%.

While all counties reported a decrease in unemployment over the last month, they are still up from this time last year, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

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