Statewide Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.9%

by K2 News Desk, 
Wyoming's statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in January at 4.9%. But, rates rose in most counties because those numbers are not seasonally adjusted. The end of the Christmas shopping season and colder winter weather generally leads to the increases. 
Natrona County's rate jumped 7-tenths of a percent to 5.1%. The number in Laramie County rose 8-tenths of a percent, and now stands at 6.4%. Fremont County now has the second highest unemployment rate in the state at 7.7%. The rate there spiked by 1.4% between December and January. 
The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in January.