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

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"From July to August 2002, unemployment rates were stable or decreased in 16 of Wyoming's 23 counties.  In Sweetwater County, unemployment fell from 4.4 percent to 3.8 percent."

 

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION Aug Jul Aug   Aug Jul Aug   Aug Jul Aug   Aug Jul Aug
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 48,572 49,307 48,732 46,754 47,372 46,599 1,818 1,935 2,133 3.7 3.9 4.4
Big Horn 5,701 5,725 5,948 5,448 5,479 5,698 253 246 250 4.4 4.3 4.2
Fremont 18,576 18,745 18,657 17,740 17,831 17,653 836 914 1,004 4.5 4.9 5.4
Hot Springs 2,399 2,418 2,566 2,330 2,342 2,478 69 76 88 2.9 3.1 3.4
Park 17,408 17,941 17,006 16,922 17,434 16,418 486 507 588 2.8 2.8 3.5
Washakie 4,488 4,478 4,555 4,314 4,286 4,352 174 192 203 3.9 4.3 4.5
                               
NORTHEAST 48,270 47,458 47,431 46,961 46,213 46,076 1,309 1,245 1,355 2.7 2.6 2.9
Campbell 23,580 22,999 23,159 22,866 22,340 22,510 714 659 649 3.0 2.9 2.8
Crook 2,976 2,992 3,064 2,913 2,922 2,987 63 70 77 2.1 2.3 2.5
Johnson 4,265 4,228 4,048 4,194 4,156 3,971 71 72 77 1.7 1.7 1.9
Sheridan 14,248 13,979 13,918 13,864 13,617 13,481 384 362 437 2.7 2.6 3.1
Weston 3,201 3,260 3,242 3,124 3,178 3,127 77 82 115 2.4 2.5 3.5
                               
SOUTHWEST 55,833 57,244 57,124 53,991 55,208 55,098 1,842 2,036 2,026 3.3 3.6 3.5
Lincoln 6,664 6,697 7,269 6,375 6,415 6,967 289 282 302 4.3 4.2 4.2
Sublette 3,778 3,746 3,669 3,703 3,676 3,600 75 70 69 2.0 1.9 1.9
Sweetwater 19,467 20,125 19,987 18,722 19,241 19,096 745 884 891 3.8 4.4 4.5
Teton 14,792 15,391 14,960 14,569 15,170 14,765 223 221 195 1.5 1.4 1.3
Uinta 11,132 11,285 11,239 10,622 10,706 10,670 510 579 569 4.6 5.1 5.1
                               
SOUTHEAST 72,194 73,566 73,057 70,268 71,516 70,823 1,926 2,050 2,234 2.7 2.8 3.1
Albany 18,102 18,726 17,820 17,831 18,425 17,474 271 301 346 1.5 1.6 1.9
Goshen 6,306 6,173 6,309 6,110 5,973 6,095 196 200 214 3.1 3.2 3.4
Laramie 42,160 43,028 43,002 40,895 41,677 41,523 1,265 1,351 1,479 3.0 3.1 3.4
Niobrara 1,276 1,225 1,318 1,244 1,191 1,280 32 34 38 2.5 2.8 2.9
Platte 4,350 4,414 4,608 4,188 4,250 4,451 162 164 157 3.7 3.7 3.4
                               
CENTRAL 49,981 49,752 50,263 48,220 47,988 48,402 1,761 1,764 1,861 3.5 3.5 3.7
Carbon 8,337 8,266 8,500 8,102 8,018 8,203 235 248 297 2.8 3.0 3.5
Converse 6,550 6,570 6,682 6,329 6,355 6,446 221 215 236 3.4 3.3 3.5
Natrona 35,094 34,916 35,081 33,789 33,615 33,753 1,305 1,301 1,328 3.7 3.7 3.8
                               
STATEWIDE 274,851 277,328 276,610 266,197 268,296 266,998 8,654 9,032 9,612 3.1 3.3 3.5
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 3.6 3.7 4.0
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.7 6.0 4.9
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.7 5.9 4.9
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/02. Run Date 09/02.
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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