Lincoln County unemployment percentages stay the same


The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the November 2020 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for all counties.

Overall, Wyoming’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.5% in October to 5.1% in November. This is higher than November 2019’s rate of 3.7%. However, Wyoming’s unemployment rate falls much lower than the national average of 6.7%. During the peak in April 2020, the unemployment rate was 9.6%. This means over the last six months, Wyoming’s unemployment rate has dropped 4.5%, according to the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

From October to November, unemployment rates have increased in seven counties, decreased in 11 counties and stayed the same in five counties, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Lincoln County is one of the five counties whose unemployment rates has remained unchanged over the last month. Lincoln County has had a 4% unemployment rate for a last two months. In November 2019, the unemployment rate was 3.4%, according to the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Teton County saw the largest increase in unemployment over the last month. In October, the unemployment rate was 4.4%. This increased to 5.8% in November. According to the report by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, this is normal for Teton County as the summer tourism has stopped and the ski season has not begun yet.

The biggest drops in unemployment were seen in Campbell County and Natrona County. Campbell dropped from 6.5% in October to 5.8% in November. Natrona dropped from 7.7% to 7%, according to the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. However, every county except Big Horn is still increased dramatically from November 2019. Big Horn County’s unemployment rate has dropped 4% in November 2019 to 3.8% in November 2020.

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