2000-2009 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES--ANNUAL AVERAGES
WYOMING
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 266,808 269,359 269,546 273,620 274,794 276,527 281,247 286,560 293,279 300,120
EMPLOYMENT 256,414 259,089 258,650 261,970 264,321 266,630 272,336 278,486 284,310 281,150
UNEMPLOYMENT 10,394 10,270 10,896 11,650 10,473 9,897 8,911 8,074 8,969 18,970
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.8 3.1 6.3
NATRONA COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 36,524 37,097 37,441 38,266 38,893 39,124 39,770 39,943 40,688 41,258
EMPLOYMENT 35,070 35,721 35,925 36,617 37,474 37,778 38,585 38,905 39,546 38,548
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,454 1,376 1,516 1,649 1,419 1,346 1,185 1,038 1,142 2,710
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.3 3.6 3.4 3.0 2.6 2.8 6.6
LARAMIE COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 40,224 40,025 40,826 41,853 41,577 41,359 41,432 41,835 42,525 43,841
EMPLOYMENT 38,689 38,401 39,131 40,011 39,737 39,658 39,830 40,350 40,864 41,003
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,535 1,624 1,695 1,842 1,840 1,701 1,602 1,485 1,661 2,838
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.9 6.5
ALBANY COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 18,291 18,485 18,358 18,772 19,829 19,369 18,612 18,535 18,913 19,705
EMPLOYMENT 17,666 17,850 17,754 18,160 19,248 18,835 18,125 18,087 18,435 18,882
UNEMPLOYMENT 625 635 604 612 581 534 487 448 478 823
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.5 4.2
BIG HORN COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 5,316 5,326 5,164 5,210 5,313 5,299 5,291 4,865 4,930 5,066
EMPLOYMENT 5,044 5,075 4,892 4,953 5,067 5,060 5,071 4,668 4,732 4,625
UNEMPLOYMENT 272 251 272 257 246 239 220 197 198 441
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 5.3 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.0 8.7
CAMPBELL COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 19,898 21,384 22,090 21,824 21,925 23,193 24,864 25,965 27,357 28,805
EMPLOYMENT 19,278 20,814 21,434 21,055 21,262 22,592 24,332 25,440 26,822 27,265
UNEMPLOYMENT 620 570 656 769 663 601 532 525 535 1,540
UNEMPL. RATE 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.1 2.0 2.0 5.3
CARBON COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 8,093 7,965 7,789 7,706 7,606 7,612 7,813 8,234 8,266 7,950
EMPLOYMENT 7,749 7,617 7,439 7,296 7,274 7,316 7,552 7,996 7,998 7,376
UNEMPLOYMENT 344 348 350 410 332 296 261 238 268 574
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.3 4.4 3.9 3.3 2.9 3.2 7.2
CONVERSE COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 6,581 6,517 6,271 6,523 6,539 6,674 6,807 6,892 7,344 7,634
EMPLOYMENT 6,318 6,267 6,010 6,233 6,282 6,428 6,574 6,696 7,142 7,197
UNEMPLOYMENT 263 250 261 290 257 246 233 196 202 437
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.8 4.2 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.4 2.8 2.8 5.7
CROOK COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 3,172 3,109 3,074 3,128 3,211 3,253 3,354 3,396 3,480 3,596
EMPLOYMENT 3,054 3,001 2,963 2,998 3,089 3,141 3,260 3,303 3,379 3,391
UNEMPLOYMENT 118 108 111 130 122 112 94 93 101 205
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.5 3.6 4.2 3.8 3.4 2.8 2.7 2.9 5.7
FREMONT COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 17,664 18,104 18,147 17,884 17,697 17,707 17,585 17,893 18,397 19,255
EMPLOYMENT 16,731 17,186 17,197 16,893 16,804 16,875 16,826 17,221 17,642 17,768
UNEMPLOYMENT 933 918 950 991 893 832 759 672 755 1,487
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.3 3.8 4.1 7.7
GOSHEN COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 6,246 6,137 5,943 5,875 5,792 5,678 5,856 5,861 6,084 6,315
EMPLOYMENT 6,015 5,893 5,694 5,616 5,543 5,428 5,630 5,671 5,869 5,975
UNEMPLOYMENT 231 244 249 259 249 250 226 190 215 340
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.2 3.5 5.4
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 2,642 2,631 2,525 2,387 2,357 2,312 2,310 2,350 2,413 2,537
EMPLOYMENT 2,544 2,523 2,408 2,288 2,266 2,220 2,226 2,272 2,334 2,387
UNEMPLOYMENT 98 108 117 99 91 92 84 78 79 150
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 4.1 4.6 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.3 3.3 5.9
JOHNSON COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 3,573 3,525 3,575 3,652 3,712 3,783 3,815 3,888 4,052 4,100
EMPLOYMENT 3,438 3,388 3,436 3,492 3,578 3,641 3,696 3,759 3,919 3,792
UNEMPLOYMENT 135 137 139 160 134 142 119 129 133 308
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.4 3.6 3.8 3.1 3.3 3.3 7.5
LINCOLN COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 7,355 7,544 7,488 8,370 8,021 7,807 8,143 8,892 8,377 8,416
EMPLOYMENT 7,065 7,248 7,147 8,004 7,707 7,491 7,860 8,668 8,081 7,757
UNEMPLOYMENT 290 296 341 366 314 316 283 224 296 659
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.9 4.6 4.4 3.9 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 7.8
NIOBRARA COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 1,235 1,215 1,150 1,149 1,132 1,116 1,129 1,190 1,235 1,299
EMPLOYMENT 1,189 1,167 1,098 1,096 1,089 1,073 1,092 1,154 1,193 1,234
UNEMPLOYMENT 46 48 52 53 43 43 37 36 42 65
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 4.0 4.5 4.6 3.8 3.9 3.3 3.0 3.4 5.0
PARK COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 14,379 14,340 14,284 14,609 14,523 14,379 14,123 14,091 14,437 14,910
EMPLOYMENT 13,789 13,737 13,650 13,961 13,935 13,808 13,618 13,648 13,927 13,989
UNEMPLOYMENT 590 603 634 648 588 571 505 443 510 921
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.1 3.5 6.2
PLATTE COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 4,353 4,169 4,122 4,078 4,101 4,012 3,963 3,913 3,945 4,138
EMPLOYMENT 4,174 3,995 3,930 3,872 3,895 3,819 3,788 3,757 3,785 3,888
UNEMPLOYMENT 179 174 192 206 206 193 175 156 160 250
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 4.2 4.7 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.4 4.0 4.1 6.0
SHERIDAN COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 14,751 14,648 14,897 15,124 15,036 15,048 15,353 15,654 16,061 16,508
EMPLOYMENT 14,153 14,071 14,301 14,458 14,458 14,481 14,868 15,211 15,566 15,388
UNEMPLOYMENT 598 577 596 666 578 567 485 443 495 1,120
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.2 2.8 3.1 6.8
SUBLETTE COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 3,559 3,749 3,880 4,159 4,493 4,975 5,640 6,608 7,015 7,295
EMPLOYMENT 3,452 3,651 3,769 4,034 4,386 4,873 5,538 6,512 6,901 6,972
UNEMPLOYMENT 107 98 111 125 107 102 102 96 114 323
UNEMPL. RATE 3.0 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.6 4.4
SWEETWATER COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 20,709 20,843 20,176 20,948 21,326 22,002 23,299 23,712 24,273 24,323
EMPLOYMENT 19,874 20,032 19,350 20,123 20,633 21,360 22,719 23,184 23,697 22,765
UNEMPLOYMENT 835 811 826 825 693 642 580 528 576 1,558
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.2 2.4 6.4
TETON COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 14,183 14,238 13,791 13,709 13,713 13,756 13,931 14,375 14,459 13,882
EMPLOYMENT 13,833 13,865 13,378 13,233 13,291 13,344 13,577 14,058 14,036 12,917
UNEMPLOYMENT 350 373 413 476 422 412 354 317 423 965
UNEMPL. RATE 2.5 2.6 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.9 7.0
UINTA COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 10,458 10,776 11,086 10,976 10,642 10,646 10,950 11,113 11,512 11,570
EMPLOYMENT 10,031 10,375 10,617 10,488 10,240 10,285 10,620 10,818 11,179 10,789
UNEMPLOYMENT 427 401 469 488 402 361 330 295 333 781
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.7 4.2 4.4 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.7 2.9 6.8
WASHAKIE COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 4,305 4,222 4,158 4,233 4,221 4,260 4,156 4,194 4,291 4,404
EMPLOYMENT 4,103 4,039 3,949 4,046 4,052 4,086 4,005 4,048 4,139 4,137
UNEMPLOYMENT 202 183 209 187 169 174 151 146 152 267
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.3 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.5 3.5 6.1
WESTON COUNTY
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LABOR FORCE 3,299 3,313 3,311 3,186 3,139 3,165 3,054 3,159 3,225 3,313
EMPLOYMENT 3,156 3,175 3,178 3,043 3,014 3,039 2,947 3,059 3,122 3,107
UNEMPLOYMENT 143 138 133 143 125 126 107 100 103 206
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.2 6.2
Benchmark Run Date 04/2015

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