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CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Wyoming's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in October.

It's the fifth consecutive month that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has remained between 6.7 percent and 6.8 percent.

The Wyoming Department of Employment says the state's rate was 6.8 percent in September and 7.4 percent in October 2009.

The agency says total nonfarm employment in the state increased over the year by 3,000 jobs since October 2009.

Teton County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9 percent, followed by Lincoln County at 7.5 percent.

Sublette County's 3.4 percent is the lowest, followed by Albany and Crook at 4.2 percent.

 

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