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Unemployment Insurance: Wyoming

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC


  • Unemployment insurance provides partial wage replacement to unemployed workers who are conducting an active search for employment. Unemployment Insurance is based on federal law and executed through state law. See Wyoming Unemployment Insurance.
  • Employers pay federal and state tax contributions to finance unemployment insurance. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) was created to finance all administrative expenses and costs of the federal/state unemployment insurance systems. The Wyoming unemployment tax is used for the payment of regular benefits to qualified unemployed workers. See Wyoming Unemployment Insurance.
  • Wyoming unemployment insurance is provided under the Wyoming Employment Security Law and is administered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. See Wyoming Unemployment Insurance.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employers must follow specified recordkeeping, notice and posting requirements. See Recordkeeping Requirements; Notice and Posting Requirements.