Copyright 2005 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning
WYOMING LABOR FORCE TRENDS
Vol. 42 No. 10
 

Economic Indicators
by: Margaret Hiatt, Administrative/Survey Support Specialist

The dollar value of benefits paid by Wyoming Unemployment Insurance fell 18.1% from August 2004.

 
Aug July Aug Percent Change
2005 2005 2004 Month Year
______(p)_ ______(r)_ _____(b)_ _____ _____
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 288,297 292,689 285,764 -1.5 0.9
Unemployed 9,386 10,343 9,353 -9.3 0.4
Employed 278,911 282,346 276,411 -1.2 0.9
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.3%/4.0% 3.5%/4.1% 3.3%/4.1% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.9%/4.9% 5.2%/5.0% 5.4%/'5.4% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 7,223,000 7,595,000 7,368,000 -4.9 -2.0
As a percent of all workers 5.0% 5.3% 5.3% N/A N/A
U.S. Discouraged Workers 384,000 499,000 534,000 -23.0 -28.1
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 4,402,000 4,578,000 4,395,000 -3.8 0.2
Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
Wyoming Mining
Average Weekly Earnings $1,080.00 $1,051.10 $1,004.66 2.7 7.5
Average Weekly Hours 47.1 46.0 43.7 2.4 7.8
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $892.07 $882.06 $834.47 1.1 6.9
Average Weekly Hours 47.1 46.4 45.5 1.5 3.5
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $699.11 $683.71 $670.33 2.3 4.3
Average Weekly Hours 41.1 40.1 40.7 2.5 1.0
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $672.34 $658.35 $660.94 2.1 1.7
Average Weekly Hours 40.6 39.9 40.9 1.8 -0.7
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
Weeks Compensated (2) 7,787 7,412 9,434 5.1 -17.5
Benefits Paid $1,845,829 $1,728,376 $2,254,695 6.8 -18.1
Average Weekly Benefit Payment $237.04 $233.19 $239.00 1.7 -0.8
State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 244,447 243,792 242,257 0.3 0.9
Insured Unemployment Rate 0.8% 0.9% 1.1% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers
(1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Items 196.4 195.4 189.5 0.5 3.6
Food & Beverages 191.3 191.3 187.3 0.0 2.1
Housing 196.9 196.6 191.2 0.2 3.0
Apparel 115.8 113.8 116.5 1.8 -0.6
Transportation 177.7 174.4 162.9 1.9 9.1
Medical Care 323.9 324.1 311.6 -0.1 3.9
Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 109.3 109.1 108.5 0.2 0.7
Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 113.7 112.9 111.7 0.7 1.8
Other Goods & Services 314.4 314.1 305.5 0.1 2.9
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Commodities 157.3 156.2 148.0 0.7 6.3
Wyoming Building Permits (New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized)
Total Units 303 281 272 7.8 11.4
Valuation $55,480,000 $46,605,000 $55,024,000 19.0 0.8
Single Family Homes 266 246 217 8.1 22.6
Valuation $52,928,000 $44,152,000 $50,600,000 19.9 4.6
Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count for Wyoming 80 78 84 2.6 -4.8
(p) Preliminary (r) Revised (b) Benchmarked (1) Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates

 

 

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