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


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Vol. 35 No. 11 Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Employment Resources Division, Research & Planning November 1998

November 1998 TRENDS:

Nonagricultural employment continued to grow at a slow, but steady pace, adding 1,200 jobs over the year (0.5%). The goods producing sector, which only employs one-fifth of Wyoming's workers, accounted for half of the new jobs. Wyoming's two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA's) continued to experience stronger growth than the state. The Casper MSA (Natrona County) added 1,300 new jobs, giving it a growth rate of 4.3 percent, while the Cheyenne MSA (Laramie County) added 800 for 2.3 percent job growth. The unemployment rate, already low at 3.8 percent, dropped even further to 3.6 percent. This compared favorably with the U.S. unemployment rate (4.4%). Labor force (as measured by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics, LAUS, program) showed a healthy gain of 2.7 percent. --DB

Award!
The Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICESA) named Wyoming Labor Force Trends as a 1998 Runner Up (Nebraska was the other Runner Up with Alaska taking First Place) in the category of "Labor Market Information (LMI) Monthly or Quarterly Newsletter"!

New Workshop!


Career Planning & Job Hunting

December 17, 1998--Casper

Topics: Education & Employment, Life/Work, Job Hunting & Career Planning

Place & Time: Department of Employment, First Floor Conference Room, 9a.m.-4p.m.

Participants include: counselors, teachers, DOE staff, employers, advisers and job hunters

REGISTRATION: Please e-mail Fay Walter, Trainer: fwalth@missc.state.wy.us

Registration is on a first come basis, so please register ASAP. Registration ends on December 7, 1998.


Self-Employment as a Work Option in Wyoming
Table 1: Wyoming County Self-Employment Ranked by Numeric Change for 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995
Table 2: Wyoming County UI Covered Employment Ranked by Numeric and Percent Change for 1980 and 1995
Table 3: Wyoming Region and County Percentage of Self-Employed for 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995
Table 4: Wyoming County Population and Employment by Type for 1995
Explaining Employment Growth in 20 Western States: The Role Urban Areas Play
Table 1: States in Mountain, Pacific and West North Central Census Divisions Ranked by 1997 Nonagricultural (Nonag) Employment Growth
Figure: 1997 Nonagricultural Employment Growth versus Percent of Population in Largest MSA
Table 2: Regression Analysis/Predictive Model
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: NORMALIZED Initial Claims for September 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Graphic by Industry
Statewide Graphic by REGION and County
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: NORMALIZED Continued Claims for September 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Graphic by Industry
Statewide Graphic by REGION and County
CES Employment, Laus Employment and CPS Population
Wyoming Economic Indicators
Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment
LAUS Unemployment Rate for September 1998
Statewide Unemployment Rate Graphic
Wyoming Regional Unemployment Graphic
Annual Covered Employment and Wages: 1997 Edition
Table 1: Wyoming Covered Employment and Average Weekly Wages by County, 1997 and 1996
Figure 1: Average Weekly Wage by County 1997-1996
Figure 2: Average Weekly Wage by County for 1997/1996
Seasonal Adjustment of Construction Employment
Figure: Construction Employment by Actual versus Seasonal Adjustment (January 1988 to December 1998)
Table 1: Monthly Construction Nonagricultural and Seasonal Adjusted Employment (1997-1998)
Table 2: Seasonal Adjusted (SA) Employment and Percent Change by Industry
Table 3: Wyoming Construction Employing Units, Monthly Employment and Average Weekly Wage (AWW) by Size Class for First Quarter (1998 and 1997)
Table 4: Change in Wyoming Construction Employing Units, Employment and Average Weekly Wage (AWW) by Size Class from First Quarter 1997 (97Q1) to First Quarter 1998 (98Q1)
Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment for September 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Wyoming Nonagricultural Employment Graphic
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