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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Statistics

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Current UI Claims Report

December 2019 UI Claims Report: Initial Claims Continue to Increase from Prior-Year Levels

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.

Published January 9, 2020.

Monthly Tables and Figures

*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.  


Annual Tables and Figures


Previous UI Claims Reports

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June 2019
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March 2018 | February 2019 | January 2019

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March 2018
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December 2017 | November 2017 | October 2017 |
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December 2016 | November 2016 | October 2016 |
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December 2015 | November 2015


Selected Articles from Wyoming Labor Force Trends