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Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Wyoming Economic Indicators


Please refer to the article, "The 1998 Revision of the Consumer Price Index" for details on the changes in the CPI Major Groups.


Percent Change
January 1998 (p) December 1997 (r) January 1997 (b) Month Year
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 249,204 253,078 247,017 -1.5 0.9
--Unemployed 13,647 11,521 17,463 18.5 -21.9
--Employed 235,557 241,557 229,554 -2.5 2.6
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.5%/4.1% 4.6%/4.5% 7.1%/5.7% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.2%/4.7% 4.4%/4.7% 5.9%/5.3% N/A N/A
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $874.48 $853.67 $809.52 2.4 8.0
--Average Weekly Hours 47.5 47.4 43.9 0.2 8.2
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $749.83 $742.80 $715.16 0.9 4.8
--Average Weekly Hours 44.9 45.1 44.2 -0.4 1.6
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $596.41 $601.15 $554.05 -0.8 7.6
--Average Weekly Hours 40.6 40.4 39.1 0.5 3.8
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $590.96 $580.99 $541.16 1.7 9.2
--Average Weekly Hours 41.8 43.1 41.5 -3.0 0.7
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed (2) 22,873 21,035 27,473 8.7 -16.7
----Initial Claims (2) 2,854 3,052 3,412 -6.5 -16.4
--Weeks Compensated 16,581 15,016 21,444 10.4 -22.7
--Benefits Paid $2,880,977.00 $2,522,610.00 $3,785,379.00 14.2 -23.9
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $173.75 $167.99 $176.52 3.4 -1.6
--State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 194,585 204,008 191,102 -4.6 1.8
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 2.4% 1.7% 2.9% N/A N/A
Employment Service
--Applications Received 4,708 4,060 4,570 16.0 3.0
--Openings Received 2,424 1,776 1,521 36.5 59.4
--Individuals Placed 665 936 673 -29.0 -1.2
--Placement Transactions 930 1,342 975 -30.7 -4.6
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 161.6 161.3 159.1 0.2 1.6
----Food & Beverages 160.3 159.1 156.9 0.8 2.2
----Housing 158.3 157.7 155.1 0.4 2.1
----Apparel 129.8 131.6 129.6 -1.4 0.2
----Transportation 142.7 143.2 145.0 -0.3 -1.6
----Medical Care 238.1 237.1 231.8 0.4 2.7
----Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 100.3 100.0 98.8 0.3 1.5
----Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 99.9 100.0 97.4 -0.1 2.6
----Other Goods & Services 231.3 230.1 220.0 0.5 5.1
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 125.5 126.7 129.7 -0.9 -3.2


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


1 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates.
2 These figures may differ from those in Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims and Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims because they are derived from different sources.

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