"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.
The total number of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming increased 12.1% over the year in December 2019. This marked the sixth consecutive month of over-the-year increase in initial claims, dating back to July 2019. Over the year, initial claims rose from 2,439 to 2,734, an increase of 295 claims, or 12.1%. The greatest increase was seen in natural resources & mining, followed by unclassified.
At the county of residence level, the greatest over-the-year increase in initial claims was seen among out-of-state claimants. The largest increases among Wyoming residents were seen in Natrona and Sweetwater counties.
Total continued weeks claimed increased by 17.9%, while the total number of unique claimants increased by 18.3%. The total number of exhaustees grew by 26.1%.
Large over-the-year increases in continued weeks claimed were seen in several industries, including unclassified, natural resources & mining, and construction.
At the county level, the largest over the-year-increase was seen among out-of-state claimants, followed by residents of Natrona, Sweetwater, Laramie, and Fremont counties.
*Information displayed in Initial and Continued Claims are adjusted for monthly comparisons by normalizing the number of weeks in each month to a standard 4.33 weeks.
**NAICS = North American Industry Classification code.
***SIC = Standard Industrial Classification code.