Copyright 2006 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning
WYOMING LABOR FORCE TRENDS
Vol. 42 No. 12
 

Economic Indicators
by: Margaret Hiatt, Administrative/Survey Support Specialist

The consumer price index rose 4.7% from its September level.

 

Oct Sept Oct Percent Change
2005 2005 2004 Month Year
______(p)_ ______(r)_ _____(b)_ _____ _____
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 287,386 286,067 284,469 0.5 1.0
Unemployed 10,057 9,725 10,259 3.4 -2.0
Employed 277,329 276,342 274,210 0.4 1.1
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.5%/4.1% 3.4%/4.1% 3.6%/4.2% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.6%/5.0% 4.8%/5.1% 5.1%/5.5% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 7,813,000 7,705,000 8,034,000 1.4 -2.8
As a percent of all workers 5.5% 5.4% 5.7% N/A N/A
U.S. Discouraged Workers 392,000 362,000 429,000 8.3 -8.6
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 3,915,000 4,230,000 4,407,000 -7.4 -11.2
Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
Wyoming Mining
Average Weekly Earnings $1,083.90 $1,102.82 $1,010.14 -1.7 7.3
Average Weekly Hours 45.2 47.7 43.9 -5.2 3.0
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $914.78 $907.62 $855.15 0.8 7.0
Average Weekly Hours 47.3 47.1 46.4 0.4 1.9
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $703.89 $680.30 $673.21 3.5 4.6
Average Weekly Hours 40.9 39.9 40.9 2.5 0.0
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $688.04 $682.24 $661.78 0.9 4.0
Average Weekly Hours 41.2 41.0 40.7 0.5 1.2
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
Weeks Compensated (2) 6,376 5,909 8,701 7.9 -26.7
Benefits Paid $1,534,772 $1,433,282 $2,057,815 7.1 -25.4
Average Weekly Benefit Payment $240.71 $242.56 $236.50 -0.8 1.8
State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 241,665 244,929 237,899 -1.3 1.6
Insured Unemployment Rate 0.8% 0.8% 1.0% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers
(1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Items 199.2 198.8 190.9 0.2 4.3
Food & Beverages 192.5 191.8 188.4 0.4 2.2
Housing 198.4 197.0 191.0 0.7 3.9
Apparel 122.7 120.5 124.1 1.8 -1.1
Transportation 184.0 186.5 166.4 -1.3 10.6
Medical Care 326.2 324.6 313.3 0.5 4.1
Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 109.9 109.7 108.7 0.2 1.1
Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 115.1 115.3 112.5 -0.2 2.3
Other Goods & Services 315.3 315.0 306.8 0.1 2.8
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Commodities 166.0 161.9 150.0 2.5 10.7
Wyoming Building Permits (New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized)
Total Units 337 317 233 6.3 44.6
Valuation $55,601,000 $54,173,000 $33,367,000 2.6 66.6
Single Family Homes 250 269 194 -7.1 28.9
Valuation $49,942,000 $50,866,000 $30,503,000 -1.8 63.7
Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count for Wyoming 85 85 82 0.0 3.7
(p) Preliminary (r) Revised (1) Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates

 

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