Slight increase in Wyoming jobless rate in May to 3.8 percent as youth enter work force


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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Wyoming's unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.8 percent in May.

The rate was 3.7 percent in April.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate remained much lower than its May 2013 level of 4.6 percent and was significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 6.3 percent.

The agency says most county unemployment rates increased marginally from April to May because young people leave school and join the labor force.

Across the state, Teton County reported the highest jobless rate in May at 5.7 percent, followed by Lincoln County at 5 percent and Fremont and Johnson counties at 4.8 percent.

Converse County reported the lowest unemployment rate in May at 2.8 percent, followed by Sublette and Campbell counties at 2.9 percent.

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