The number of people filing new unemployment claims in Wyoming fell by more than 30% in the last week of May, but remained considerably higher than the number seen one year ago, according to a federal report.
The report from the U.S. Employment and Training Administration also showed that the number of people receiving unemployment benefits in the state increased by more than eight-fold from figures seen one year ago.
The ETA’s regular report on unemployment claims from states showed that 1,926 people submitted new unemployment claims in the week ending May 30, a drop of 874 from the 2,800 to file for claims in the week ending May 23.
However, during the week ending June 1 in 2019, only 389 people filed new claims.For ongoing claims, the ETA reported Wyoming had 17,149 people receiving benefits in the week ending May 23, a drop of 482 — about 2.7% — from the previous week.
But in the same period last year, the number of people receiving benefits as of May 25 was set at 1,842, less than one-eighth of the totals seen this year.