Wyoming unemployment rate drops to 4 percent

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials say Wyoming's unemployement rate fell to 4 percent in March, down from 4.2 percent in February and 4.7 percent a year earlier.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said Monday the seasonally adjusted total of employed residents rose by 1,500 in March.

The unemployment rate fell year-over-year in every county, with the largest decline in Sheridan, down to 5.1 percent in March from 6.8 percent a year earlier. Park County's rate fell to 5.3 percent from 6.6 percent.

Converse County had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, followed by Sublette and Campbell, both at 3.3 percent. Lincoln County had the highest rate at 6.4 percent, followed by Johnson at 5.8 percent and Big Horn at 5.7 percent.

The national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

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