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Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


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Vol. 35 No. 4 Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Employment Resources Division, Research & Planning April 1998

April 1998 TRENDS:

Wyoming's total nonagricultural employment increased slightly from February 1997 to 1998, similar to the growth observed from January 1997 to 1998 (0.8% and 0.7%, respectively). Most of the growth seen in industries such as Construction and Mining is based on short-term projects (e.g., pipeline construction). The unemployment rate increased slightly from 5.5 percent in January 1998 to 5.6% in February 1998 but is still down substantially from 7.0% in February 1997. In other words, economic indicators show that Wyoming's economy still appears to be holding steady. --GCE

Understanding the Different Employment Measures
Table: Comparison of Employment Measures
Figure: Number of Jobs in Wyoming
Labor Surplus and Shortage
Wyoming Mining Industry: An In-Depth Analysis
Figure 1: Employment Distribution of Wyoming Mining Industries
Figure 2: Annual Production of Natural Gas and Oil in Wyoming
Figure 3: Annual Prices of Methane and Oil in Wyoming
Figure 4: Employment Projections for Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas and Oil & Field Services in Wyoming
Figure 5: History of Wyoming Annual Coal Production, Average Coal Price and Average Coal Mining Employment
Figure 6: Average Quarterly Coal Mining Employment
Table: Distribution of U.S. Supply of Soda Ash in 1996
Figure 7: History of Wyoming Annual Soda Ash Production, Average Soda Ash Price and Average Trona/Soda Ash Employment
Figure 8: Average Quarterly Trona and Soda Ash Employment
Figure 9: Employment Projections for Metal Mining in Wyoming
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: NORMALIZED Initial Claims for February 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Graphic by Industry
Statewide Graphic by REGION and County
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: NORMALIZED Continued Claims for February 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Graphic by Industry
Statewide Graphic by REGION and County
Wyoming Economic Indicators
Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment
LAUS Unemployment Rate for February 1998
Statewide Unemployment Rate Graphic
Wyoming Regional Unemployment Graphic
Wyoming Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Annual Averages (1995-97)
Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment for February 1998
Wyoming Statewide
Laramie County
Natrona County
Statewide Wyoming Nonagricultural Employment Graphic
1997 Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment-Preliminary Benchmark
Glossary
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