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Wyoming jobless rate falls to 5.4 percent in Sept.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in September.

The rate dropped from 5.7 percent in August.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says a year ago in September the rate was at 5.9 percent.

The agency says nearly every county in the state saw unemployment rates fall. Big Horn County's rate fell from 6.2 percent to 5 percent. Goshen County fell from 5.8 percent to 4.6 percent.

Sublette County reported the state's lowest jobless rate last month at 3 percent, followed by Niobrara County at 3.2 percent, Converse at 3.6 percent and Campbell and Albany both at 3.7 percent.

The highest unemployment rates by county were in Fremont with 5.6 percent, Lincoln with 5.4 percent and Laramie with 5.2 percent.


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