Employment opportunities in Platte County
Platte County's unemployment remains low as seasonal jobs in the tourism sector as well as permanent jobs in the energy sector have kept the unemployment rate in Platte County and the State of Wyoming far below the national average.  In October of 2012, the unemployment rate for Platte County was 4.4 percent, the State's unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, and the national average was 7.5 percent. 
Platte County's unemployment has remained near the state level for several years now, and is expected to remain at or below the state level and far below the national average.

The Wheatland Center of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services can assist with job opportunities for those new to the community as well as those looking for a change in employment.  The Wheatland Center, which serves all of Platte County, can be reached by calling 307.322.4741 or you can stop in at their office at 956 Maple Street in Wheatland.  You can also learn more about the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by going to their website at www.wyomingworkforce.org.

Platte County's major employers include:
Laramie River Station
BNSF Railroad
Camp Guernsey
Stallion Oil Services
Platte County School District #1
Platte County School District #2
Platte County Memorial Hospital
Platte County Nursing Home
Platte County Government
Town of Wheatland
Wheatland Rural Electric Association
Wyoming Premium Farms
Britz & Company
Guernsey Stone
John Bunning Transfer