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Copyright 1997 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment:
National, Statewide, Regional, and Counties


Although Wyoming's statewide unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) increased 0.7 percent from December 1996 to January 1997, the seasonally adjusted rate decreased over the same time period, indicating that this is a lower than average increase for this time of year.


LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b)
NORTHWEST 44,094 45,109 43,867 3,220 2,932 3,214 7.3 6.5 7.3
Big Horn 5,207 5,396 5,147 357 393 381 6.9 7.3 7.4
Fremont 17,572 17,804 17,730 1,611 1,446 1,633 9.2 8.1 9.2
Hot Springs 2,545 2,617 2,329 124 120 116 4.9 4.6 5.0
Park 14,210 14,624 13,940 941 786 821 6.6 5.4 5.9
Washakie 4,560 4,668 4,721 187 187 263 4.1 4.0 5.6
NORTHEAST 41,653 42,446 41,458 2,626 2,190 2,476 6.3 5.2 6.0
Campbell 18,564 18,708 18,362 1,147 973 991 6.2 5.2 5.4
Crook 2,887 2,964 2,941 162 134 166 5.6 4.5 5.6
Johnson 3,588 3,673 3,431 199 182 170 5.5 5.0 5.0
Sheridan 13,376 13,758 13,398 911 702 949 6.8 5.1 7.1
Weston 3,238 3,343 3,326 207 199 200 6.4 6.0 6.0
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b)
SOUTHWEST 50,039 50,776 50,726 3,004 2,764 3,165 6.0 5.4 6.2
Lincoln 6,253 6,459 6,105 441 446 482 7.1 6.9 7.9
Sublette 2,780 2,885 2,821 106 91 160 3.8 3.2 5.7
Sweetwater 20,846 21,170 21,231 1,464 1,213 1,313 7.0 5.7 6.2
Teton 9,520 9,433 9,580 259 288 303 2.7 3.1 3.2
Uinta 10,640 10,829 10,989 734 726 907 6.9 6.7 8.3
SOUTHEAST 68,151 68,751 67,716 2,754 2,279 2,858 4.0 3.3 4.2
Albany 17,111 17,329 16,832 383 324 391 2.2 1.9 2.3
Goshen 6,215 6,562 6,396 389 280 410 6.3 4.3 6.4
Laramie 39,498 39,451 39,115 1,759 1,474 1,810 4.5 3.7 4.6
Niobrara 1,233 1,279 1,231 26 26 34 2.1 2.0 2.8
Platte 4,094 4,130 4,142 197 175 213 4.8 4.2 5.1
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b) Jan 97(p) Dec 96 (b) Jan 96 (b)
CENTRAL 47,815 48,708 47,505 3,067 2,998 3,401 6.4 6.2 7.2
Carbon 8,141 8,443 8,388 576 523 591 7.1 6.2 7.0
Converse 6,513 6,607 6,338 461 432 373 7.1 6.5 5.9
Natrona 33,161 33,658 32,779 2,030 2,043 2,437 6.1 6.1 7.4
STATEWIDE 251,749 255,789 251,272 14,670 13,164 15,115 5.8 5.1 6.0
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.6 5.1 4.8
U.S. 5.9 5.0 6.3
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 5.4 5.3 5.7


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benchmarked 03/96. Run Date 02/97.


(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.


NOTE: The 1995 annual average unemployment rate for Wyoming was estimated at 4.8 percent. A 90 percent confidence interval around this estimate suggests that in 9 out of 10 cases the actual rate would fall between 4.2 and 5.4 percent.



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