CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate is down for the seventh straight month.

The state Department of Workforce Services said Tuesday that Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 percent in February.

There were about 5,500 more people employed this March than last March, a 1.9 percent increase.

Sublette County, home to large natural gas fields, once again had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent. Lincoln County had the highest rate at 8.9 percent.

The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent.