CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate decreased for the fifth straight month in January and remained well below the national rate of 8.3 percent.

The Department of Workforce Services reports the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from a revised 5.6 percent in December to 5.5 percent in January. Meanwhile, seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased by an estimated 862 individuals — or 0.3 percent — from December to January.

The highest county jobless rate was found in Lincoln County at 9.1 percent, while Sublette County posted the lowest unemployment rate in January at 3.4 percent.

The Associated Press reports that, when compared to a year earlier, jobless rates decreased in 22 of the state's 23 counties.