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Local Area Unemployment Statistics:
Monthly Estimates of Civilian Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment for:
Map of Wyoming's 23 counties and 3 largest cities
For the latest estimates of Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment for Wyoming see the current news release. For additional information as well as data for other states, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS homepage.

Explanatory Note: Revised data for 2012-2016 were posted on 05/15/2017.

For the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates, the 2016 annual average employment was revised up by 1,185, or 0.4%. Unemployment was revised up by 98, or 0.6%. The employment series, which originally fell sharply from January to July and then rebounded during the second half of the year, was smoothed to show a much smaller decline during the first half of the year, and very little change during the second half.

At the sub-state level in 2016, the largest revisions were in some of the smaller counties. Employment was revised down in Sublette, Converse, and Platte counties, while employment was revised up in Niobrara, Teton, and Lincoln counties.


Brief Explanation of the LAUS methodology (posted on 05/15/2017):

The statewide unemployment rate is estimated primarily based on the Current Population Survey, which is a household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are approximately 1,100 households in Wyoming in the sample each month. Based on answers to the survey questions, individuals 16 and over are classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force.

The county unemployment rates are estimated independently. One of the largest inputs to the county models is continued claims for unemployment insurance (UI). County unemployment estimates are then forced to match the statewide estimate described above.

For further information on how unemployment rates are estimated, go to the following link at the Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://stats.bls.gov/lau/laumthd.htm


I. Monthly Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming, its 23 counties and the cities of Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, and Laramie. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

II. Annual Average Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming and its 23 counties. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
2010-2016

Because of changes in the estimation methodology, there is a break in the data set between 2009 and 2010. Therefore, pre-2010 data is not comparable to data from 2010 to present.

Information on Methodological Changes


III. Monthly Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming, its 23 counties and the cities of Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, and Laramie. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

IV. Annual Average Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming and its 23 counties. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
2000-2009

Because of changes in the estimation methodology, there is a break in the data set between 1999 and 2000. Therefore, pre-2000 data is not comparable to data from 2000 to 2009.


V. Monthly Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming, its 23 counties and the cities of Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

VI. Annual Average Civilian Labor Force Estimates for the State of Wyoming and its 23 counties. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
1990-1999

Because of changes in the estimation methodology, there is a break in the data set between 1989 and 1990. Therefore, pre-1990 data is not comparable to data from 1990 to 1999.


VII. Monthly Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Wyoming's 23 counties (1985-1989 include data for cities of Casper and Cheyenne and 1980-1982 include data for the City of Casper). (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

VIII. Annual Average Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Wyoming's 23 counties. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
1974-1989

IX. Not Seasonally Adjusted Statewide Series
1976-2016

X. Seasonally Adjusted Statewide Series
1976-2016

XI. Figures
Figure 1: Wyoming Labor Force and Employment 1976-2016
Figure 2: Wyoming and U.S. Unemployment Rates 1976-2016
Figure 3: Wyoming's Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate 1976-2016
Figure 4: Wyoming and U.S. Unemployment Rates 1960-2016

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