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Copyright 1997 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment:
National, Statewide, Regional, and Counties


Last month, due to a delay, Trends was not able to publish the January 1997 unemployment rates for the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. as a whole. Data releases are now back on schedule; for annual averages, refer to 1994-96 Wyoming annual averages.


LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b)
NORTHWEST 44,466 44,075 44,323 3,322 3,196 3,281 7.5 7.3 7.4
Big Horn 5,105 5,204 5,168 342 354 460 6.7 6.8 8.9
Fremont 17,733 17,563 17,946 1,650 1,599 1,684 9.3 9.1 9.4
Hot Springs 2,554 2,543 2,344 105 123 107 4.1 4.8 4.6
Park 14,380 14,205 14,142 920 934 780 6.4 6.6 5.5
Washakie 4,694 4,560 4,723 305 186 250 6.5 4.1 5.3
NORTHEAST 41,668 41,681 41,474 2,574 2,652 2,340 6.2 6.4 5.6
Campbell 18,561 18,571 18,368 1,115 1,152 958 6.0 6.2 5.2
Crook 2,855 2,886 2,930 160 160 168 5.6 5.5 5.7
Johnson 3,579 3,592 3,433 211 202 174 5.9 5.6 5.1
Sheridan 13,423 13,385 13,413 865 922 849 6.4 6.9 6.3
Weston 3,250 3,247 3,330 223 216 191 6.9 6.7 5.7
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b)
SOUTHWEST 49,952 50,014 51,110 2,901 2,980 3,496 5.8 6.0 6.8
Lincoln 6,297 6,250 6,139 445 437 458 7.1 7.0 7.5
Sublette 2,765 2,780 2,812 115 105 153 4.2 3.8 5.4
Sweetwater 20,697 20,831 21,458 1,347 1,453 1,591 6.5 7.0 7.4
Teton 9,651 9,519 9,692 277 257 298 2.9 2.7 3.1
Uinta 10,542 10,634 11,009 717 728 996 6.8 6.8 9.0
SOUTHEAST 68,654 68,146 67,988 2,764 2,780 2,706 4.0 4.1 4.0
Albany 17,443 17,102 17,090 396 380 359 2.3 2.2 2.1
Goshen 6,209 6,221 6,428 414 394 439 6.7 6.3 6.8
Laramie 39,643 39,478 39,109 1,697 1,762 1,686 4.3 4.5 4.3
Niobrara 1,239 1,239 1,233 25 32 29 2.0 2.6 2.4
Platte 4,120 4,106 4,128 232 212 193 5.6 5.2 4.7
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b) Feb 97(p) Jan 97 (r) Feb 96 (b)
CENTRAL 48,025 47,772 47,739 3,097 3,062 3,371 6.4 6.4 7.1
Carbon 8,072 8,125 8,373 519 570 561 6.4 7.0 6.7
Converse 6,583 6,524 6,399 467 471 351 7.1 7.2 5.5
Natrona 33,370 33,123 32,967 2,111 2,021 2,459 6.3 6.1 7.5
STATEWIDE 252,765 251,692 252,638 14,657 14,672 15,198 5.8 5.8 6.0
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.4 4.6 4.6
U.S. 5.7 5.9 6.0
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 5.3 5.4 5.5


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benchmarked 02/97. Run Date 03/97.


(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.


NOTE: The 1995 annual average unemployment rate for Wyoming was estimated at 4.8 percent. A 90 percent confidence interval around this estimate suggests that in 9 out of 10 cases the actual rate would fall between 4.2 and 5.4 percent.



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