Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Several counties experienced declining unemployment, including Goshen, Uinta, and Laramie Counties."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION Nov Oct Nov   Nov Oct Nov   Nov Oct Nov   Nov Oct Nov
County 2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 46,622 47,454 46,034 44,574 45,657 43,739 2,048 1,797 2,295 4.4 3.8 5.0
Big Horn 6,127 6,240 6,012 5,894 6,018 5,736 233 222 276 3.8 3.6 4.6
Fremont 18,300 18,352 18,332 17,425 17,521 17,175 875 831 1,157 4.8 4.5 6.3
Hot Springs 2,492 2,507 2,443 2,390 2,428 2,366 102 79 77 4.1 3.2 3.2
Park 14,894 15,493 14,539 14,227 14,968 13,921 667 525 618 4.5 3.4 4.3
Washakie 4,809 4,862 4,708 4,638 4,722 4,541 171 140 167 3.6 2.9 3.5
                               
NORTHEAST 45,978 46,284 45,259 44,548 44,924 43,767 1,430 1,360 1,492 3.1 2.9 3.3
Campbell 20,961 20,835 20,699 20,379 20,264 20,079 582 571 620 2.8 2.7 3.0
Crook 3,257 3,336 3,165 3,160 3,247 3,058 97 89 107 3.0 2.7 3.4
Johnson 4,113 4,252 4,002 3,981 4,140 3,887 132 112 115 3.2 2.6 2.9
Sheridan 14,234 14,415 14,023 13,749 13,949 13,501 485 466 522 3.4 3.2 3.7
Weston 3,413 3,446 3,370 3,279 3,324 3,242 134 122 128 3.9 3.5 3.8
                               
SOUTHWEST 51,962 53,011 51,099 49,656 51,000 49,132 2,306 2,011 1,967 4.4 3.8 3.8
Lincoln 6,759 6,858 6,511 6,371 6,524 6,248 388 334 263 5.7 4.9 4.0
Sublette 3,266 3,435 3,191 3,201 3,371 3,135 65 64 56 2.0 1.9 1.8
Sweetwater 19,751 19,705 19,916 18,929 18,902 19,072 822 803 844 4.2 4.1 4.2
Teton 11,393 12,236 10,832 10,888 11,966 10,492 505 270 340 4.4 2.2 3.1
Uinta 10,793 10,777 10,649 10,267 10,237 10,185 526 540 464 4.9 5.0 4.4
                               
SOUTHEAST 74,666 74,490 73,663 72,727 72,539 71,885 1,939 1,951 1,778 2.6 2.6 2.4
Albany 19,420 19,570 19,389 19,118 19,262 19,081 302 308 308 1.6 1.6 1.6
Goshen 6,936 7,065 6,793 6,795 6,897 6,633 141 168 160 2.0 2.4 2.4
Laramie 42,159 41,482 41,497 40,843 40,157 40,400 1,316 1,325 1,097 3.1 3.2 2.6
Niobrara 1,323 1,398 1,266 1,291 1,375 1,228 32 23 38 2.4 1.6 3.0
Platte 4,828 4,975 4,718 4,680 4,848 4,543 148 127 175 3.1 2.6 3.7
                               
CENTRAL 50,449 50,171 50,018 48,620 48,465 47,942 1,829 1,706 2,076 3.6 3.4 4.2
Carbon 8,276 8,430 8,271 7,927 8,094 7,916 349 336 355 4.2 4.0 4.3
Converse 7,048 7,191 6,966 6,833 6,980 6,705 215 211 261 3.1 2.9 3.7
Natrona 35,125 34,550 34,781 33,860 33,391 33,321 1,265 1,159 1,460 3.6 3.4 4.2
                               
STATEWIDE 269,670 271,409 266,072 260,121 262,584 256,464 9,549 8,825 9,608 3.5 3.3 3.6
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 3.8 3.8 3.9
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.3 5.0 3.8
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.7 5.4 4.0
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/01. Run Date 12/01.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2000 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 3.9 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.4 to 4.4 percent would contain the actual rate.

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