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

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Crook County experienced a large decreased in unemployment, falling from 5.1 percent to 3.0 percent."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION May Apr May   May Apr May   May Apr May   May Apr May
County 2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 47,710 46,897 47,046 45,343 44,174 44,650 2,367 2,723 2,396 5.0 5.8 5.1
Big Horn 5,875 5,816 5,916 5,580 5,500 5,661 295 316 255 5.0 5.4 4.3
Fremont 19,019 19,148 18,574 18,004 17,955 17,443 1,015 1,193 1,131 5.3 6.2 6.1
Hot Springs 2,455 2,444 2,439 2,345 2,322 2,340 110 122 99 4.5 5.0 4.1
Park 15,831 15,036 15,526 15,194 14,211 14,846 637 825 680 4.0 5.5 4.4
Washakie 4,530 4,453 4,591 4,220 4,186 4,360 310 267 231 6.8 6.0 5.0
                               
NORTHEAST 46,804 46,927 45,951 45,266 45,030 44,602 1,538 1,897 1,349 3.3 4.0 2.9
Campbell 22,502 22,747 21,674 21,740 21,926 21,112 762 821 562 3.4 3.6 2.6
Crook 2,953 2,842 3,002 2,865 2,697 2,905 88 145 97 3.0 5.1 3.2
Johnson 4,065 3,908 3,885 3,953 3,786 3,788 112 122 97 2.8 3.1 2.5
Sheridan 13,931 14,072 14,103 13,471 13,411 13,621 460 661 482 3.3 4.7 3.4
Weston 3,353 3,358 3,287 3,237 3,210 3,176 116 148 111 3.5 4.4 3.4
                               
SOUTHWEST 53,803 53,068 53,475 51,364 50,315 51,450 2,439 2,753 2,025 4.5 5.2 3.8
Lincoln 6,669 6,544 6,709 6,320 6,114 6,419 349 430 290 5.2 6.6 4.3
Sublette 3,455 3,294 3,294 3,373 3,181 3,226 82 113 68 2.4 3.4 2.1
Sweetwater 20,456 20,661 20,464 19,578 19,707 19,623 878 954 841 4.3 4.6 4.1
Teton 12,078 11,589 12,089 11,615 10,977 11,749 463 612 340 3.8 5.3 2.8
Uinta 11,145 10,980 10,919 10,478 10,336 10,433 667 644 486 6.0 5.9 4.5
                               
SOUTHEAST 72,944 74,046 72,940 70,755 71,597 70,942 2,189 2,449 1,998 3.0 3.3 2.7
Albany 19,352 20,059 19,143 19,003 19,625 18,819 349 434 324 1.8 2.2 1.7
Goshen 6,233 6,262 6,419 6,046 6,031 6,204 187 231 215 3.0 3.7 3.3
Laramie 41,576 42,172 41,469 40,115 40,617 40,161 1,461 1,555 1,308 3.5 3.7 3.2
Niobrara 1,238 1,162 1,240 1,184 1,117 1,212 54 45 28 4.4 3.9 2.3
Platte 4,545 4,391 4,669 4,407 4,207 4,546 138 184 123 3.0 4.2 2.6
                               
CENTRAL 49,543 50,013 49,577 47,378 47,647 47,702 2,165 2,366 1,875 4.4 4.7 3.8
Carbon 8,147 8,031 8,090 7,796 7,614 7,776 351 417 314 4.3 5.2 3.9
Converse 6,430 6,413 6,492 6,204 6,141 6,253 226 272 239 3.5 4.2 3.7
Natrona 34,966 35,569 34,995 33,378 33,892 33,673 1,588 1,677 1,322 4.5 4.7 3.8
                               
STATEWIDE 270,801 270,949 268,988 260,107 258,762 259,344 10,694 12,187 9,644 3.9 4.5 3.6
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 4.3 4.4 3.9
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.5 5.7 4.1
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.8 6.0 4.4
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/02. Run Date 06/02.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2001 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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