2005 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 271,686 271,173 272,834 273,022 274,770 281,894 282,065 280,147 277,686 278,349 277,940 276,753 276,527
EMPLOYMENT 259,696 260,399 262,223 263,350 265,199 271,591 272,743 271,180 268,753 269,217 268,258 266,945 266,630
UNEMPLOYMENT 11,990 10,774 10,611 9,672 9,571 10,303 9,322 8,967 8,933 9,132 9,682 9,808 9,897
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.6
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 39,056 39,078 39,190 39,029 38,644 38,919 39,054 38,757 38,805 39,542 39,831 39,576 39,124
EMPLOYMENT 37,441 37,657 37,803 37,765 37,345 37,484 37,751 37,514 37,568 38,267 38,511 38,226 37,778
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,615 1,421 1,387 1,264 1,299 1,435 1,303 1,243 1,237 1,275 1,320 1,350 1,346
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.4
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 29,262 29,286 29,369 29,254 28,964 29,165 29,271 29,051 29,087 29,641 29,853 29,661 29,322
EMPLOYMENT 28,109 28,272 28,380 28,352 28,037 28,141 28,341 28,164 28,205 28,730 28,912 28,699 28,362
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,153 1,014 989 902 927 1,024 930 887 882 911 941 962 960
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 41,518 41,487 41,446 41,285 40,908 41,222 41,720 41,355 41,029 41,235 41,587 41,508 41,359
EMPLOYMENT 39,434 39,634 39,603 39,644 39,264 39,434 40,113 39,799 39,466 39,658 39,992 39,853 39,658
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,084 1,853 1,843 1,641 1,644 1,788 1,607 1,556 1,563 1,577 1,595 1,655 1,701
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.1
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,679 27,647 27,621 27,505 27,252 27,466 27,793 27,546 27,330 27,468 27,701 27,653 27,556
EMPLOYMENT 26,206 26,336 26,317 26,344 26,090 26,203 26,656 26,446 26,225 26,353 26,573 26,482 26,353
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,473 1,311 1,304 1,161 1,162 1,263 1,137 1,100 1,105 1,115 1,128 1,171 1,203
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.4
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 19,560 19,954 20,010 19,646 19,727 18,635 18,242 18,026 19,022 19,698 20,059 19,844 19,369
EMPLOYMENT 18,941 19,391 19,461 19,129 19,196 18,043 17,723 17,530 18,535 19,202 19,531 19,333 18,835
UNEMPLOYMENT 619 563 549 517 531 592 519 496 487 496 528 511 534
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.8
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,510 16,844 16,892 16,583 16,653 15,728 15,400 15,216 16,056 16,629 16,932 16,752 16,349
EMPLOYMENT 15,994 16,375 16,434 16,153 16,210 15,235 14,966 14,803 15,650 16,215 16,492 16,325 15,904
UNEMPLOYMENT 516 469 458 430 443 493 434 413 406 414 440 427 445
UNEMPL. RATE 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.7
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,189 5,016 5,115 5,192 5,360 5,609 5,483 5,435 5,269 5,319 5,246 5,350 5,299
EMPLOYMENT 4,878 4,724 4,833 4,965 5,141 5,359 5,263 5,220 5,064 5,127 5,028 5,112 5,060
UNEMPLOYMENT 311 292 282 227 219 250 220 215 205 192 218 238 239
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.8 5.5 4.4 4.1 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.6 4.2 4.4 4.5
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 22,552 22,711 22,706 22,962 22,651 23,221 23,453 23,476 23,322 23,688 23,861 23,722 23,193
EMPLOYMENT 21,837 22,076 22,117 22,405 22,031 22,590 22,871 22,921 22,743 23,107 23,273 23,138 22,592
UNEMPLOYMENT 715 635 589 557 620 631 582 555 579 581 588 584 601
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,138 13,231 13,228 13,378 13,196 13,529 13,662 13,676 13,586 13,800 13,902 13,819 13,512
EMPLOYMENT 12,720 12,860 12,883 13,051 12,833 13,159 13,322 13,351 13,247 13,459 13,557 13,478 13,160
UNEMPLOYMENT 418 371 345 327 363 370 340 325 339 341 345 341 352
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,458 7,414 7,457 7,506 7,615 8,025 7,806 7,827 7,670 7,663 7,529 7,366 7,612
EMPLOYMENT 7,114 7,086 7,131 7,221 7,332 7,716 7,529 7,560 7,408 7,391 7,236 7,065 7,316
UNEMPLOYMENT 344 328 326 285 283 309 277 267 262 272 293 301 296
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.4 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.9 4.1 3.9
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,559 6,516 6,556 6,558 6,693 6,891 6,677 6,650 6,669 6,694 6,754 6,866 6,674
EMPLOYMENT 6,258 6,246 6,299 6,326 6,461 6,645 6,452 6,424 6,439 6,468 6,510 6,603 6,428
UNEMPLOYMENT 301 270 257 232 232 246 225 226 230 226 244 263 246
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.7
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,104 3,079 3,101 3,148 3,286 3,425 3,457 3,461 3,238 3,255 3,252 3,238 3,253
EMPLOYMENT 2,951 2,951 2,977 3,041 3,170 3,307 3,360 3,365 3,139 3,158 3,144 3,133 3,141
UNEMPLOYMENT 153 128 124 107 116 118 97 96 99 97 108 105 112
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.2 4.0 3.4 3.5 3.4 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.4
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,460 17,430 17,566 17,713 17,619 18,105 17,737 17,573 17,711 17,754 18,030 17,793 17,707
EMPLOYMENT 16,435 16,513 16,649 16,910 16,844 17,245 16,919 16,812 16,981 17,018 17,233 16,943 16,875
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,025 917 917 803 775 860 818 761 730 736 797 850 832
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.3 5.2 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.7
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,708 5,617 5,678 5,644 5,698 5,780 5,518 5,666 5,488 5,776 5,839 5,728 5,678
EMPLOYMENT 5,413 5,340 5,384 5,403 5,472 5,521 5,285 5,426 5,249 5,545 5,604 5,494 5,428
UNEMPLOYMENT 295 277 294 241 226 259 233 240 239 231 235 234 250
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.9 5.2 4.3 4.0 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.4
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,274 2,279 2,267 2,326 2,349 2,451 2,405 2,344 2,250 2,284 2,301 2,216 2,312
EMPLOYMENT 2,174 2,183 2,171 2,235 2,259 2,356 2,317 2,261 2,165 2,195 2,207 2,118 2,220
UNEMPLOYMENT 100 96 96 91 90 95 88 83 85 89 94 98 92
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.2 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.0
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,569 3,547 3,662 3,604 3,810 4,091 4,029 3,979 3,815 3,805 3,708 3,777 3,783
EMPLOYMENT 3,390 3,380 3,500 3,477 3,669 3,945 3,899 3,858 3,690 3,672 3,573 3,640 3,641
UNEMPLOYMENT 179 167 162 127 141 146 130 121 125 133 135 137 142
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.7 4.4 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,583 7,581 7,579 7,608 7,745 8,224 8,123 8,022 8,006 7,899 7,760 7,553 7,807
EMPLOYMENT 7,193 7,222 7,211 7,300 7,455 7,909 7,830 7,737 7,730 7,615 7,457 7,232 7,491
UNEMPLOYMENT 390 359 368 308 290 315 293 285 276 284 303 321 316
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.0
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,104 1,096 1,099 1,117 1,144 1,219 1,123 1,138 1,095 1,124 1,083 1,056 1,116
EMPLOYMENT 1,050 1,047 1,054 1,073 1,097 1,173 1,078 1,101 1,061 1,084 1,043 1,019 1,073
UNEMPLOYMENT 54 49 45 44 47 46 45 37 34 40 40 37 43
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.3 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.9
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,421 13,315 13,511 13,713 14,540 16,099 16,206 15,617 14,899 14,101 13,454 13,671 14,379
EMPLOYMENT 12,724 12,675 12,857 13,143 14,003 15,538 15,704 15,125 14,407 13,583 12,887 13,052 13,808
UNEMPLOYMENT 697 640 654 570 537 561 502 492 492 518 567 619 571
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.7 4.2 4.5 4.0
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,006 3,976 4,016 3,996 4,368 4,173 3,944 3,921 3,982 3,954 3,963 3,846 4,012
EMPLOYMENT 3,760 3,755 3,815 3,822 4,196 3,980 3,765 3,736 3,797 3,773 3,776 3,649 3,819
UNEMPLOYMENT 246 221 201 174 172 193 179 185 185 181 187 197 193
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.6 5.0 4.4 3.9 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 5.1 4.8
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,825 14,801 14,957 15,037 15,058 15,715 15,027 14,913 15,007 15,047 15,130 15,054 15,048
EMPLOYMENT 14,105 14,158 14,331 14,497 14,505 15,139 14,505 14,418 14,512 14,543 14,589 14,465 14,481
UNEMPLOYMENT 720 643 626 540 553 576 522 495 495 504 541 589 567
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.3 4.2 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.9 3.8
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,506 4,490 4,465 4,483 4,735 5,239 5,512 5,493 5,380 5,259 5,162 4,977 4,975
EMPLOYMENT 4,395 4,387 4,363 4,391 4,627 5,126 5,409 5,396 5,285 5,161 5,057 4,878 4,873
UNEMPLOYMENT 111 103 102 92 108 113 103 97 95 98 105 99 102
UNEMPL. RATE 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,519 21,390 22,061 22,092 22,203 21,748 21,792 22,067 22,063 22,344 22,611 22,127 22,002
EMPLOYMENT 20,726 20,703 21,409 21,482 21,590 21,082 21,188 21,469 21,452 21,720 21,990 21,506 21,360
UNEMPLOYMENT 793 687 652 610 613 666 604 598 611 624 621 621 642
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 12,883 12,809 12,737 12,605 12,865 15,124 16,210 15,987 14,733 13,540 12,413 13,160 13,756
EMPLOYMENT 12,444 12,428 12,371 12,022 12,429 14,701 15,846 15,646 14,409 13,149 11,872 12,807 13,344
UNEMPLOYMENT 439 381 366 583 436 423 364 341 324 391 541 353 412
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.0 2.9 4.6 3.4 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.9 4.4 2.7 3.0
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,389 10,267 10,336 10,435 10,369 10,492 11,025 11,062 10,856 10,896 10,844 10,783 10,646
EMPLOYMENT 9,925 9,866 9,920 10,073 10,018 10,122 10,697 10,748 10,536 10,578 10,503 10,436 10,285
UNEMPLOYMENT 464 401 416 362 351 370 328 314 320 318 341 347 361
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.4
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,261 4,148 4,153 4,200 4,213 4,345 4,383 4,257 4,191 4,270 4,300 4,400 4,260
EMPLOYMENT 4,076 3,940 3,934 4,019 4,049 4,164 4,220 4,109 4,047 4,119 4,134 4,224 4,086
UNEMPLOYMENT 185 208 219 181 164 181 163 148 144 151 166 176 174
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 5.0 5.3 4.3 3.9 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.9 4.0 4.1
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,182 3,170 3,165 3,124 3,167 3,146 3,143 3,118 3,185 3,202 3,230 3,142 3,165
EMPLOYMENT 3,033 3,036 3,025 3,008 3,043 3,013 3,021 3,002 3,069 3,083 3,110 3,020 3,039
UNEMPLOYMENT 149 134 140 116 124 133 122 116 116 119 120 122 126
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.2 4.4 3.7 3.9 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.0
Benchmark Run Date 04/2015

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