CHEYENNE — Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from April to May, but remained lower than it was last year.
The Wyoming Department of Employment, Research and Planning, reported Tuesday that May's unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, up slightly from 3.2 percent in April, but down from 3.8 percent in May 2005.
The national rate for May was 4.6 percent.
In Wyoming, most counties saw little change from April to May. Sublette County, where oil and gas development is booming, had the lowest jobless rate in May at 1.9 percent, followed by Campbell County at 2.6 percent.
Goshen County recorded the highest unemployment rate at 4.6 percent.
Over the last year, from May 2005 to May 2006, Wyoming has added 9,100 jobs. The natural resources and mining sector, which includes oil and gas, was the state's fastest growing sector with 3,200 new jobs over the last year. Construction (1,000 new jobs), professional and business services (800 new jobs) and transportation and utilities (600 new jobs) also saw strong growth.