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


Wyoming Economic Indicators


Wyoming's total civilian labor force decreased 1.2 percent over the month (from July 1997 to August 1997), and 0.7 percent over the year (from August 1996 to August 1997).


PERCENT CHANGE
AUGUST 1997 (p) JULY 1997 (r) AUGUST 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 260,124 263,256 261,879 -1.2 -0.7
--Unemployed 10,052 11,365 11,527 -11.6 -12.8
--Employed 250,072 251,891 250,352 -0.7 -0.1
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.9%/4.5% 4.3%/4.9% 4.4%/5.1% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.8%/4.9% 5.0%/4.8% 5.1%/5.2% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
AUGUST 1997 (p) JULY 1997 (r) AUGUST 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $821.42 $852.81 $774.62 -3.7 6.0
--Average Weekly Hours 47.1 48.4 45.7 -2.7 3.1
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $718.65 $722.50 $702.60 -0.5 2.3
--Average Weekly Hours 45.0 45.1 45.3 -0.2 -0.7
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $596.73 $581.05 $538.87 2.7 10.7
--Average Weekly Hours 40.9 40.1 40.7 2.0 0.5
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $553.14 $541.86 $534.62 2.1 3.5
--Average Weekly Hours 42.0 41.3 41.8 1.7 0.5
PERCENT CHANGE
AUGUST 1997 (p) JULY 1997 (r) AUGUST 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed 9,646 11,143 12,038 -13.4 -19.9
----Initial Claims 1,233 1,654 1,366 -25.5 -9.7
--Weeks Compensated 7,196 9,261 9,198 -22.3 -21.8
--Benefits Paid $1,188,853.00 $1,534,383.00 $1,605,479.00 -22.5 -26.0
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $165.21 $165.68 $174.55 -0.3 -5.4
--State Insured Covered Jobs 208,176 205,762 208,313 1.2 -0.1
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 1.0% 1.1% 1.3% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
AUGUST 1997 (p) JULY 1997 (r) AUGUST 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Employment Service
--Applications Received 5,021 N/A 5,245 N/A -4.3
--Openings Received 3,639 3,614 3,487 0.7 4.4
--Individuals Placed 1,553 1,796 1,730 -13.5 -10.2
--Placement Transactions 1,963 2,026 2,167 -3.1 -9.4
PERCENT CHANGE
AUGUST 1997 (p) JULY 1997 (r) AUGUST 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 160.8 160.5 157.3 0.2 2.2
----Food and Beverage 158.1 157.5 154.2 0.4 2.5
----Housing 157.6 157.5 154.0 0.1 2.3
----Apparel & Upkeep 130.0 130.2 128.1 -0.2 1.5
----Transportation 143.8 143.7 142.8 0.1 0.7
----Medical Care 235.2 234.8 229.2 0.2 2.6
----Entertainment 163.0 162.6 159.2 0.2 2.4
----Other Goods & Services 225.7 223.5 216.3 1.0 4.3
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 127.2 126.9 128.3 0.2 -0.9


(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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