Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

Again leisure and hospitality fueled the improved numbers for the state in May, adding 3,500 jobs, the largest numeric increase at 3.6 percent, the report stated. The highest rates were found in Natrona County at 5.4 percent, Fremont at 5.3 percent and Campbell at 5.1 percent.

Employment in local government was down 700 jobs while federal government employment was up 200 jobs from a year ago in May.

The state's highest May unemployment was in Vermillion County, which is north of Terre Haute along the Indiana-Illinois border.

The county rate was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in April.

The revised rate in May 2016 was 5.3 percent.

LaGrange County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state for May 2017, with a rate of just 2 percent. The county had 34,556 more workers on the job in May, an improvement of 174 over the previous month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has revealed the latest statewide unemployment numbers.

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Dubois County's labor force consisted of 23,790 people in May - 23,307 of whom were employed.

The following is a list of Henderson County and its neighbors, their May unemployment rate, followed by the April rate. It was up from 3.7 percent in April and down from 6.2 percent in May 2016. Vanderburgh County is slightly higher, at 2.7 percent. State government reported a contraction of 2,000 jobs or 3.4 percent, while state government education was down 2,300 jobs or 8.1 percent.

Martin County: The jobless rate of 2.4 percent ranked 71st in Indiana.

South central IN counties also improved upon past joblessness rates. It was up from 2.6 percent in April and down from 4.6 percent in May 2016.

The overall state rate in May was 3.2 percent (down from 3.6 percent), way below the national rate of 4.3 percent in May (down from 4.4 percent).

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3% in April to 4.1% in May.

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