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


Wyoming Economic Indicators


For the first time since April 1994, Wyoming's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) has been the same as or higher than the corresponding rate for the United States as a whole for two months in a row.


PERCENT CHANGE
MAR 1997 (p) FEB 1997 (r) MAR 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 255,153 252,709 255,756 1.0 -0.2
--Unemployed 14,068 14,659 15,290 -4.0 -8.0
--Employed 241,085 238,050 240,466 1.3 0.3
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.5%/4.5% 5.8%/4.4% 6.0%/4.9% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.5%/5.2% 5.7%/5.3% 5.8%/5.5% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
MAR 1997 (p) FEB 1997 (r) MAR 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $817.34 $842.26 $769.80 -3.0 6.2
--Average Weekly Hours 44.3 46.0 44.6 -3.7 -0.7
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $731.43 $733.03 $697.95 -0.2 4.8
--Average Weekly Hours 45.8 45.7 45.0 0.2 1.8
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $577.10 $577.50 $494.08 -0.1 16.8
--Average Weekly Hours 40.3 40.3 39.4 0.0 2.3
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $549.78 $542.05 $517.90 1.4 6.2
--Average Weekly Hours 42.0 41.6 41.3 1.0 1.7
PERCENT CHANGE
MAR 1997 (p) FEB 1997 (r) MAR 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed 26,610 25,770 27,348 3.3 -2.7
----Initial Claims 1,867 2,242 1,903 -16.7 -1.9
--Weeks Compensated 19,739 21,041 23,154 -6.2 -14.7
--Benefits Paid $3,394,021.00 $3,628,094.00 $4,133,624.00 -6.5 -17.9
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $171.43 $172.43 $178.53 -0.6 -4.0
--State Insured Covered Jobs 192,821 190,795 192,701 1.1 0.1
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 2.6% 2.9% 3.1% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
MAR 1997 (p) FEB 1997 (r) MAR 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Employment Service
--Applications Received 3,607 4,037 3,497 -10.7 3.1
--Openings Received 2,249 1,603 2,031 40.3 10.7
--Individuals Placed 879 701 831 25.4 5.8
--Placement Transactions 1,297 986 1,296 31.5 0.1
PERCENT CHANGE
MAR 1997 (p) FEB 1997 (r) MAR 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 160.0 159.6 155.7 0.3 2.8
----Food and Beverage 157.1 156.9 152.1 0.1 3.3
----Housing 155.9 155.8 151.7 0.1 2.8
----Apparel & Upkeep 134.5 131.9 134.8 2.0 -0.2
----Transportation 144.9 144.8 141.2 0.1 2.6
----Medical Care 233.4 232.7 226.6 0.3 3.0
----Entertainment 162.1 161.8 158.4 0.2 2.3
----Other Goods & Services 221.4 220.7 213.0 0.3 3.9
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 127.7 128.7 126.4 -0.8 1.0


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


1 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates.
2 These figures may differ from those in Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims and Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims because they are derived from different sources.



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