2002 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 265,552 265,323 267,172 266,884 267,714 274,380 274,181 271,971 270,060 270,417 270,990 269,905 269,546
EMPLOYMENT 252,757 253,312 254,881 255,617 257,587 263,656 264,617 262,742 260,644 260,575 259,525 257,886 258,650
UNEMPLOYMENT 12,795 12,011 12,291 11,267 10,127 10,724 9,564 9,229 9,416 9,842 11,465 12,019 10,896
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.2 4.5 4.0
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 37,188 37,461 37,951 37,389 37,145 37,321 37,275 37,173 36,790 37,613 38,044 37,944 37,441
EMPLOYMENT 35,447 35,909 36,302 35,854 35,704 35,816 35,917 35,831 35,432 36,182 36,422 36,288 35,925
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,741 1,552 1,649 1,535 1,441 1,505 1,358 1,342 1,358 1,431 1,622 1,656 1,516
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.3 4.4 4.0
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,854 28,067 28,431 28,013 27,834 27,963 27,934 27,859 27,569 28,185 28,501 28,425 28,053
EMPLOYMENT 26,612 26,959 27,254 26,918 26,805 26,889 26,965 26,901 26,600 27,164 27,344 27,244 26,971
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,242 1,108 1,177 1,095 1,029 1,074 969 958 969 1,021 1,157 1,181 1,082
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.1 4.2 3.9
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 40,080 40,137 40,556 40,828 40,427 40,657 41,411 40,557 40,622 41,101 41,811 41,717 40,826
EMPLOYMENT 38,115 38,321 38,728 39,179 38,853 38,931 39,872 39,077 39,064 39,507 40,009 39,912 39,131
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,965 1,816 1,828 1,649 1,574 1,726 1,539 1,480 1,558 1,594 1,802 1,805 1,695
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.9 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.2
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,718 26,748 27,028 27,201 26,931 27,091 27,583 27,015 27,060 27,380 27,861 27,799 27,201
EMPLOYMENT 25,327 25,464 25,735 26,034 25,817 25,870 26,494 25,967 25,958 26,252 26,586 26,521 26,002
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,391 1,284 1,293 1,167 1,114 1,221 1,089 1,048 1,102 1,128 1,275 1,278 1,199
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.6 4.6 4.4
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,748 18,744 19,121 19,060 18,285 18,225 17,372 16,924 17,765 18,617 18,726 18,711 18,358
EMPLOYMENT 18,075 18,093 18,429 18,416 17,712 17,583 16,827 16,411 17,218 18,053 18,125 18,107 17,754
UNEMPLOYMENT 673 651 692 644 573 642 545 513 547 564 601 604 604
UNEMPL. RATE 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,823 15,820 16,137 16,088 15,434 15,382 14,662 14,285 14,995 15,714 15,805 15,794 15,495
EMPLOYMENT 15,262 15,278 15,561 15,551 14,956 14,847 14,208 13,857 14,540 15,244 15,305 15,290 14,992
UNEMPLOYMENT 561 542 576 537 478 535 454 428 455 470 500 504 503
UNEMPL. RATE 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,202 5,088 5,085 5,126 5,159 5,243 5,153 5,131 5,174 5,256 5,221 5,138 5,164
EMPLOYMENT 4,874 4,751 4,748 4,853 4,907 4,983 4,908 4,885 4,944 5,034 4,969 4,853 4,892
UNEMPLOYMENT 328 337 337 273 252 260 245 246 230 222 252 285 272
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 6.6 6.6 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.8 5.5 5.3
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 22,219 22,333 22,527 22,082 21,855 22,221 22,318 22,266 21,745 21,824 21,985 21,703 22,090
EMPLOYMENT 21,538 21,656 21,797 21,390 21,228 21,570 21,744 21,660 21,145 21,189 21,300 20,986 21,434
UNEMPLOYMENT 681 677 730 692 627 651 574 606 600 635 685 717 656
UNEMPL. RATE 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.0
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 12,945 13,011 13,124 12,865 12,733 12,946 13,002 12,971 12,668 12,715 12,807 12,644 12,869
EMPLOYMENT 12,546 12,615 12,697 12,459 12,366 12,565 12,666 12,616 12,317 12,343 12,406 12,224 12,485
UNEMPLOYMENT 399 396 427 406 367 381 336 355 351 372 401 420 384
UNEMPL. RATE 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,708 7,558 7,589 7,607 7,755 8,171 8,090 7,945 7,818 7,834 7,796 7,597 7,789
EMPLOYMENT 7,212 7,109 7,181 7,233 7,427 7,838 7,815 7,675 7,550 7,542 7,459 7,228 7,439
UNEMPLOYMENT 496 449 408 374 328 333 275 270 268 292 337 369 350
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.2 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.7 4.3 4.9 4.5
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,228 6,238 6,205 6,195 6,262 6,424 6,237 6,149 6,279 6,357 6,377 6,301 6,271
EMPLOYMENT 5,922 5,968 5,920 5,939 6,039 6,176 6,016 5,925 6,047 6,120 6,081 5,971 6,010
UNEMPLOYMENT 306 270 285 256 223 248 221 224 232 237 296 330 261
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.3 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.6 5.2 4.2
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,984 2,932 2,899 2,959 3,119 3,321 3,161 3,139 3,128 3,103 3,114 3,032 3,074
EMPLOYMENT 2,849 2,801 2,757 2,826 3,021 3,218 3,076 3,060 3,034 3,010 2,997 2,911 2,963
UNEMPLOYMENT 135 131 142 133 98 103 85 79 94 93 117 121 111
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.5 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.8 4.0 3.6
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,218 18,196 18,300 18,166 18,178 18,244 17,879 17,761 17,989 18,212 18,415 18,196 18,147
EMPLOYMENT 17,067 17,132 17,210 17,220 17,352 17,363 17,033 16,987 17,187 17,345 17,399 17,064 17,197
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,151 1,064 1,090 946 826 881 846 774 802 867 1,016 1,132 950
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.8 6.0 5.2 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.8 5.5 6.2 5.2
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,976 5,946 5,937 5,992 5,899 5,957 5,764 5,702 5,757 6,133 6,197 6,059 5,943
EMPLOYMENT 5,650 5,648 5,666 5,743 5,679 5,694 5,532 5,475 5,540 5,921 5,962 5,822 5,694
UNEMPLOYMENT 326 298 271 249 220 263 232 227 217 212 235 237 249
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.0 4.6 4.2 3.7 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.9 4.2
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,540 2,501 2,512 2,524 2,549 2,616 2,620 2,562 2,455 2,476 2,482 2,462 2,525
EMPLOYMENT 2,395 2,360 2,366 2,404 2,437 2,495 2,522 2,471 2,357 2,379 2,372 2,338 2,408
UNEMPLOYMENT 145 141 146 120 112 121 98 91 98 97 110 124 117
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.6 5.8 4.8 4.4 4.6 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.9 4.4 5.0 4.6
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,398 3,350 3,373 3,423 3,574 3,878 3,779 3,734 3,676 3,636 3,575 3,505 3,575
EMPLOYMENT 3,229 3,202 3,220 3,278 3,436 3,731 3,670 3,622 3,553 3,514 3,427 3,347 3,436
UNEMPLOYMENT 169 148 153 145 138 147 109 112 123 122 148 158 139
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.4 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.8 2.9 3.0 3.3 3.4 4.1 4.5 3.9
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,204 7,073 7,019 7,167 7,447 7,757 8,034 8,067 7,676 7,506 7,474 7,432 7,488
EMPLOYMENT 6,780 6,671 6,612 6,816 7,154 7,442 7,766 7,797 7,382 7,204 7,109 7,028 7,147
UNEMPLOYMENT 424 402 407 351 293 315 268 270 294 302 365 404 341
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.7 5.8 4.9 3.9 4.1 3.3 3.3 3.8 4.0 4.9 5.4 4.6
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,090 1,123 1,089 1,093 1,151 1,253 1,177 1,187 1,169 1,172 1,160 1,135 1,150
EMPLOYMENT 1,036 1,076 1,034 1,042 1,097 1,199 1,134 1,145 1,125 1,131 1,095 1,063 1,098
UNEMPLOYMENT 54 47 55 51 54 54 43 42 44 41 65 72 52
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.2 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.5 5.6 6.3 4.5
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,380 13,307 13,363 13,473 14,316 15,854 15,877 15,469 14,909 14,108 13,732 13,616 14,284
EMPLOYMENT 12,595 12,551 12,590 12,779 13,743 15,274 15,363 14,969 14,399 13,579 13,056 12,897 13,650
UNEMPLOYMENT 785 756 773 694 573 580 514 500 510 529 676 719 634
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.2 4.0 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.7 4.9 5.3 4.4
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,976 3,946 3,901 4,188 4,391 4,368 4,128 4,124 4,108 4,154 4,112 4,066 4,122
EMPLOYMENT 3,750 3,719 3,691 4,005 4,235 4,185 3,955 3,951 3,935 3,974 3,904 3,850 3,930
UNEMPLOYMENT 226 227 210 183 156 183 173 173 173 180 208 216 192
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.8 5.4 4.4 3.6 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.3 4.7
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,480 14,571 14,716 15,006 14,927 15,354 14,904 14,778 14,903 14,993 15,097 15,034 14,897
EMPLOYMENT 13,788 13,874 14,009 14,362 14,405 14,800 14,434 14,296 14,412 14,459 14,450 14,327 14,301
UNEMPLOYMENT 692 697 707 644 522 554 470 482 491 534 647 707 596
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.3 3.5 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.6 4.3 4.7 4.0
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,638 3,607 3,634 3,673 3,876 4,114 4,168 4,188 4,036 3,980 3,868 3,784 3,880
EMPLOYMENT 3,519 3,492 3,510 3,549 3,769 4,000 4,076 4,090 3,929 3,877 3,748 3,672 3,769
UNEMPLOYMENT 119 115 124 124 107 114 92 98 107 103 120 112 111
UNEMPL. RATE 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.2 2.3 2.7 2.6 3.1 3.0 2.9
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,254 20,274 20,466 20,266 20,001 19,554 19,792 20,139 20,307 20,372 20,331 20,354 20,176
EMPLOYMENT 19,266 19,360 19,544 19,439 19,247 18,733 18,969 19,421 19,617 19,640 19,503 19,457 19,350
UNEMPLOYMENT 988 914 922 827 754 821 823 718 690 732 828 897 826
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.8 4.2 4.2 3.6 3.4 3.6 4.1 4.4 4.1
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 12,610 12,653 12,596 12,276 13,043 15,506 16,672 16,296 15,039 13,087 12,445 13,279 13,791
EMPLOYMENT 12,188 12,227 12,169 11,736 12,602 15,119 16,368 15,989 14,735 12,736 11,901 12,771 13,378
UNEMPLOYMENT 422 426 427 540 441 387 304 307 304 351 544 508 413
UNEMPL. RATE 3.3 3.4 3.4 4.4 3.4 2.5 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.7 4.4 3.8 3.0
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,922 10,850 10,906 10,987 10,926 10,802 10,876 11,309 11,398 11,309 11,441 11,315 11,086
EMPLOYMENT 10,371 10,345 10,385 10,517 10,472 10,311 10,420 10,914 11,007 10,885 10,972 10,810 10,617
UNEMPLOYMENT 551 505 521 470 454 491 456 395 391 424 469 505 469
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.7 4.8 4.3 4.2 4.5 4.2 3.5 3.4 3.7 4.1 4.5 4.2
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,175 4,092 4,129 4,085 4,137 4,222 4,266 4,133 4,024 4,230 4,213 4,186 4,158
EMPLOYMENT 3,919 3,853 3,868 3,863 3,900 4,013 4,073 3,958 3,849 4,066 4,036 3,990 3,949
UNEMPLOYMENT 256 239 261 222 237 209 193 175 175 164 177 196 209
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.8 6.3 5.4 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.7 5.0
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,333 3,344 3,302 3,317 3,292 3,317 3,232 3,238 3,293 3,346 3,374 3,344 3,311
EMPLOYMENT 3,173 3,192 3,146 3,173 3,167 3,184 3,130 3,134 3,181 3,228 3,230 3,196 3,178
UNEMPLOYMENT 160 152 156 144 125 133 102 104 112 118 144 148 133
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.3 3.8 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5 4.3 4.4 4.0
Benchmark Run Date 04/2015

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