Copyright 2003 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Table: Change in Wyoming's Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment, and Unemployment Rates by Region and County, Fourth Quarter 2002
  Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
             
REGION/
County
Fourth Quarter Change Fourth Quarter Change Fourth Quarter Change Fourth Quarter Percent
2002 2001 Number % 2002 2001 Number % 2002 2001 Number % 2002 2001 Change
                         
NORTHWEST 46,610 46,411 199 0.4 44,329 44,221 108 0.2 2,281 2,190 91 4.2 4.9 4.7 0.2
Big Horn 5,849 5,966 -117 -2.0 5,602 5,710 -108 -1.9 247 256 -9 -3.5 4.2 4.3 -0.1
Fremont 18,952 18,667 285 1.5 17,812 17,683 129 0.7 1,140 984 156 15.9 6.0 5.2 0.8
Hot Springs 2,381 2,476 -95 -3.8 2,293 2,370 -77 -3.2 89 107 -18 -16.9 3.7 4.3 -0.6
Park 14,896 14,701 194 1.3 14,257 14,024 233 1.7 639 677 -39 -5.7 4.3 4.7 -0.4
Washakie 4,533 4,601 -68 -1.5 4,366 4,434 -68 -1.5 167 167 1 0.4 3.7 3.6 0.1
                         
NORTHEAST 48,277 47,172 1,105 2.3 46,633 45,608 1,024 2.2 1,644 1,564 81 5.2 3.4 3.3 0.1
Campbell 23,893 23,132 761 3.3 23,130 22,482 648 2.9 763 650 113 17.4 3.2 2.8 0.4
Crook 2,895 2,986 -91 -3.0 2,799 2,879 -80 -2.8 96 107 -11 -10.0 3.3 3.6 -0.2
Johnson 3,989 3,828 161 4.2 3,883 3,693 190 5.1 106 135 -29 -21.5 2.7 3.5 -0.8
Sheridan 14,218 13,872 346 2.5 13,658 13,336 322 2.4 560 536 24 4.5 4.0 3.9 0.1
Weston 3,282 3,354 -72 -2.1 3,163 3,218 -55 -1.7 119 136 -17 -12.3 3.6 4.1 -0.4
                         
SOUTHWEST 52,457 53,570 -1,112 -2.1 50,143 51,162 -1,020 -2.0 2,315 2,407 -93 -3.8 4.4 4.5 -0.1
Lincoln 6,551 7,005 -454 -6.5 6,152 6,596 -444 -6.7 399 409 -10 -2.4 6.1 5.8 0.3
Sublette 3,467 3,358 109 3.2 3,384 3,290 94 2.9 83 68 15 22.2 2.4 2.0 0.3
Sweetwater 19,937 20,386 -449 -2.2 19,089 19,457 -368 -1.9 848 929 -81 -8.7 4.3 4.5 -0.3
Teton 11,433 11,666 -234 -2.0 11,027 11,255 -227 -2.0 405 412 -6 -1.5 3.6 3.6 0.0
Uinta 11,070 11,155 -85 -0.8 10,490 10,564 -74 -0.7 580 590 -11 -1.8 5.3 5.3 0.0
                         
SOUTHEAST 74,458 74,085 372 0.5 72,178 71,871 308 0.4 2,279 2,215 65 2.9 3.1 3.0 0.1
Albany 20,075 19,601 474 2.4 19,748 19,241 507 2.6 327 360 -33 -9.3 1.7 1.8 -0.2
Goshen 6,479 6,547 -68 -1.0 6,298 6,375 -77 -1.2 181 172 9 5.0 2.8 2.7 0.1
Laramie 42,396 42,256 141 0.3 40,868 40,765 103 0.3 1,528 1,491 37 2.5 3.6 3.5 0.1
Niobrara 1,227 1,236 -9 -0.7 1,174 1,197 -23 -1.9 53 38 14 37.4 4.3 3.1 1.2
Platte 4,281 4,446 -165 -3.7 4,090 4,293 -203 -4.7 191 153 38 24.6 4.5 3.4 1.1
                         
CENTRAL 49,728 50,358 -629 -1.2 47,581 48,366 -785 -1.6 2,147 1,991 156 7.8 4.3 4.0 0.4
Carbon 7,983 8,215 -232 -2.8 7,680 7,820 -140 -1.8 303 395 -91 -23.1 3.8 4.8 -1.0
Converse 6,388 6,492 -105 -1.6 6,092 6,261 -169 -2.7 295 231 64 27.8 4.7 3.6 1.1
Natrona 35,358 35,651 -293 -0.8 33,809 34,285 -476 -1.4 1,548 1,366 183 13.4 4.4 3.8 0.6
                         
STATEWIDE 271,530 271,597 -67 0.0 260,864 261,230 -366 -0.1 10,665 10,366 299 2.9 3.9 3.8 0.1


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