- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent in June.

The rate is up from May’s 5.6 percent and higher than the national rate of 4.9 percent.

The state Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says it’s not unusual for unemployment to increase in June as the school year ends and young people start looking for jobs.

Around the state, unemployment rates rose in 13 counties, fell in eight counties and were unchanged in two counties.

Campbell and Natrona counties had the highest unemployment rates at 7.8 percent each. They were followed by Fremont County’s 7.2 percent and the 6.8 percent recorded in both Converse and Sweetwater.

Teton County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.6 percent, followed by Niobrara’s 3.4 percent and Goshen’s 3.7 percent.

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