2006 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 275,728 275,629 277,582 277,729 279,544 287,086 286,458 284,801 282,373 283,056 282,990 281,986 281,247
EMPLOYMENT 264,451 265,441 267,490 268,844 270,970 277,924 278,231 276,758 274,495 275,053 274,556 273,821 272,336
UNEMPLOYMENT 11,277 10,188 10,092 8,885 8,574 9,162 8,227 8,043 7,878 8,003 8,434 8,165 8,911
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.2
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 39,587 39,469 39,819 39,985 39,661 39,802 40,012 39,681 39,079 39,910 40,155 40,083 39,770
EMPLOYMENT 38,096 38,135 38,522 38,855 38,534 38,589 38,893 38,568 37,986 38,834 39,013 38,993 38,585
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,491 1,334 1,297 1,130 1,127 1,213 1,119 1,113 1,093 1,076 1,142 1,090 1,185
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 3.4 3.3 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 29,664 29,583 29,847 29,975 29,735 29,836 29,998 29,750 29,298 29,923 30,104 30,053 29,814
EMPLOYMENT 28,601 28,631 28,921 29,169 28,931 28,971 29,199 28,956 28,518 29,155 29,289 29,275 28,968
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,063 952 926 806 804 865 799 794 780 768 815 778 846
UNEMPL. RATE 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 41,408 41,587 41,740 41,592 41,025 41,245 41,433 41,262 40,951 41,481 41,859 41,589 41,432
EMPLOYMENT 39,463 39,815 39,972 40,068 39,506 39,581 39,916 39,748 39,524 39,977 40,353 40,031 39,830
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,945 1,772 1,768 1,524 1,519 1,664 1,517 1,514 1,427 1,504 1,506 1,558 1,602
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.3 4.2 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.9
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,599 27,711 27,811 27,702 27,325 27,480 27,596 27,483 27,273 27,631 27,880 27,703 27,600
EMPLOYMENT 26,223 26,457 26,561 26,624 26,251 26,303 26,523 26,413 26,264 26,565 26,815 26,600 26,467
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,376 1,254 1,250 1,078 1,074 1,177 1,073 1,070 1,009 1,066 1,065 1,103 1,133
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.5 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.1
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 19,018 19,089 19,218 19,268 18,899 18,251 17,451 17,100 18,189 18,885 19,080 18,887 18,612
EMPLOYMENT 18,411 18,553 18,643 18,772 18,422 17,723 16,988 16,651 17,752 18,463 18,634 18,485 18,125
UNEMPLOYMENT 607 536 575 496 477 528 463 449 437 422 446 402 487
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.6
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,052 16,114 16,222 16,264 15,955 15,406 14,730 14,436 15,356 15,941 16,106 15,944 15,711
EMPLOYMENT 15,546 15,666 15,743 15,851 15,557 14,967 14,345 14,061 14,991 15,590 15,734 15,609 15,305
UNEMPLOYMENT 506 448 479 413 398 439 385 375 365 351 372 335 406
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.8 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.6
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,153 5,126 5,151 5,159 5,294 5,582 5,542 5,456 5,410 5,280 5,213 5,126 5,291
EMPLOYMENT 4,865 4,861 4,885 4,949 5,088 5,365 5,340 5,263 5,225 5,088 5,008 4,919 5,071
UNEMPLOYMENT 288 265 266 210 206 217 202 193 185 192 205 207 220
UNEMPL. RATE 5.6 5.2 5.2 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.0 4.2
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 24,361 24,304 24,397 24,684 24,586 25,083 24,747 24,899 24,873 25,179 25,563 25,694 24,864
EMPLOYMENT 23,681 23,696 23,840 24,162 24,048 24,539 24,281 24,419 24,368 24,683 25,047 25,222 24,332
UNEMPLOYMENT 680 608 557 522 538 544 466 480 505 496 516 472 532
UNEMPL. RATE 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.1
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,192 14,158 14,213 14,380 14,323 14,612 14,416 14,505 14,490 14,668 14,891 14,969 14,484
EMPLOYMENT 13,794 13,803 13,887 14,074 14,008 14,293 14,143 14,224 14,194 14,378 14,590 14,693 14,173
UNEMPLOYMENT 398 355 326 306 315 319 273 281 296 290 301 276 311
UNEMPL. RATE 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.1
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,290 7,323 7,336 7,405 7,547 7,909 7,926 8,288 8,374 8,397 8,068 7,897 7,813
EMPLOYMENT 6,951 7,014 7,034 7,141 7,290 7,641 7,702 8,052 8,144 8,165 7,833 7,656 7,552
UNEMPLOYMENT 339 309 302 264 257 268 224 236 230 232 235 241 261
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,842 6,859 6,893 6,812 6,752 6,962 6,831 6,762 6,811 6,729 6,714 6,716 6,807
EMPLOYMENT 6,554 6,589 6,627 6,581 6,538 6,706 6,604 6,549 6,603 6,518 6,506 6,514 6,574
UNEMPLOYMENT 288 270 266 231 214 256 227 213 208 211 208 202 233
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.2 3.7 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.4
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,239 3,242 3,303 3,305 3,340 3,586 3,468 3,355 3,366 3,403 3,347 3,300 3,354
EMPLOYMENT 3,117 3,137 3,202 3,206 3,243 3,493 3,381 3,274 3,285 3,318 3,257 3,210 3,260
UNEMPLOYMENT 122 105 101 99 97 93 87 81 81 85 90 90 94
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.8
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,411 17,388 17,639 17,449 17,556 18,067 17,557 17,566 17,420 17,563 17,811 17,595 17,585
EMPLOYMENT 16,452 16,516 16,715 16,711 16,869 17,287 16,813 16,858 16,773 16,899 17,142 16,879 16,826
UNEMPLOYMENT 959 872 924 738 687 780 744 708 647 664 669 716 759
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.0 5.2 4.2 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.3
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,754 5,803 5,865 5,812 5,871 5,950 5,962 5,765 5,762 5,863 5,940 5,929 5,856
EMPLOYMENT 5,492 5,531 5,580 5,566 5,640 5,692 5,738 5,560 5,573 5,681 5,755 5,755 5,630
UNEMPLOYMENT 262 272 285 246 231 258 224 205 189 182 185 174 226
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.2 3.9 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.9
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,273 2,260 2,347 2,347 2,337 2,383 2,367 2,310 2,265 2,261 2,291 2,271 2,310
EMPLOYMENT 2,162 2,156 2,240 2,256 2,254 2,303 2,299 2,242 2,194 2,190 2,215 2,195 2,226
UNEMPLOYMENT 111 104 107 91 83 80 68 68 71 71 76 76 84
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.6 4.6 3.9 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.6
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,606 3,651 3,711 3,685 3,849 4,080 4,032 3,892 3,875 3,852 3,807 3,728 3,815
EMPLOYMENT 3,453 3,515 3,590 3,569 3,733 3,958 3,922 3,783 3,770 3,744 3,692 3,617 3,696
UNEMPLOYMENT 153 136 121 116 116 122 110 109 105 108 115 111 119
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.1
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,738 7,611 7,684 7,672 8,003 8,522 8,418 8,252 8,523 8,514 8,434 8,344 8,143
EMPLOYMENT 7,347 7,257 7,333 7,391 7,732 8,254 8,176 8,015 8,283 8,266 8,176 8,084 7,860
UNEMPLOYMENT 391 354 351 281 271 268 242 237 240 248 258 260 283
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 4.6 3.7 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.5
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,089 1,080 1,081 1,065 1,102 1,196 1,166 1,165 1,154 1,158 1,145 1,146 1,129
EMPLOYMENT 1,039 1,038 1,043 1,030 1,070 1,158 1,133 1,133 1,123 1,122 1,106 1,112 1,092
UNEMPLOYMENT 50 42 38 35 32 38 33 32 31 36 39 34 37
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 3.9 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.0 3.3
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,209 13,116 13,332 13,350 14,111 15,651 16,003 15,591 14,700 13,888 13,402 13,124 14,123
EMPLOYMENT 12,514 12,488 12,710 12,845 13,647 15,178 15,587 15,167 14,282 13,462 12,909 12,630 13,618
UNEMPLOYMENT 695 628 622 505 464 473 416 424 418 426 493 494 505
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 4.8 4.7 3.8 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.7 3.8 3.6
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,929 3,949 3,972 3,997 4,288 4,027 3,912 3,839 3,917 3,943 3,921 3,863 3,963
EMPLOYMENT 3,696 3,746 3,787 3,838 4,132 3,844 3,740 3,684 3,768 3,787 3,748 3,682 3,788
UNEMPLOYMENT 233 203 185 159 156 183 172 155 149 156 173 181 175
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.1 4.7 4.0 3.6 4.5 4.4 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.4 4.7 4.4
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,966 15,005 15,108 15,099 15,392 15,772 15,527 15,363 15,342 15,570 15,615 15,469 15,353
EMPLOYMENT 14,309 14,420 14,540 14,627 14,918 15,289 15,100 14,949 14,924 15,137 15,167 15,030 14,868
UNEMPLOYMENT 657 585 568 472 474 483 427 414 418 433 448 439 485
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 3.9 3.8 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.2
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,202 5,270 5,252 5,274 5,519 5,903 6,128 5,997 5,912 5,752 5,751 5,723 5,640
EMPLOYMENT 5,082 5,155 5,148 5,177 5,416 5,789 6,033 5,905 5,816 5,649 5,649 5,636 5,538
UNEMPLOYMENT 120 115 104 97 103 114 95 92 96 103 102 87 102
UNEMPL. RATE 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.8
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 22,232 22,568 22,845 23,313 23,413 23,322 23,090 23,882 23,603 23,772 23,851 23,696 23,299
EMPLOYMENT 21,480 21,907 22,221 22,748 22,838 22,701 22,546 23,357 23,063 23,253 23,311 23,197 22,719
UNEMPLOYMENT 752 661 624 565 575 621 544 525 540 519 540 499 580
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.5
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,138 13,080 13,093 12,569 13,044 15,493 16,569 16,195 14,778 13,411 12,530 13,271 13,931
EMPLOYMENT 12,765 12,736 12,748 12,053 12,657 15,123 16,269 15,924 14,496 13,090 12,082 12,978 13,577
UNEMPLOYMENT 373 344 345 516 387 370 300 271 282 321 448 293 354
UNEMPL. RATE 2.8 2.6 2.6 4.1 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.9 2.4 3.6 2.2 2.5
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 11,012 10,682 10,599 10,699 10,751 10,910 11,019 11,047 10,921 11,173 11,299 11,292 10,950
EMPLOYMENT 10,589 10,307 10,229 10,376 10,442 10,583 10,713 10,751 10,611 10,867 10,987 10,984 10,620
UNEMPLOYMENT 423 375 370 323 309 327 306 296 310 306 312 308 330
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,159 4,067 4,084 4,115 4,168 4,321 4,305 4,174 4,114 4,071 4,140 4,158 4,156
EMPLOYMENT 3,971 3,903 3,876 3,953 4,027 4,165 4,156 4,039 3,991 3,950 4,010 4,024 4,005
UNEMPLOYMENT 188 164 208 162 141 156 149 135 123 121 130 134 151
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.0 5.1 3.9 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.6
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,115 3,099 3,119 3,071 3,037 3,064 2,999 2,964 3,034 3,002 3,052 3,083 3,054
EMPLOYMENT 2,966 2,970 3,003 2,967 2,928 2,959 2,906 2,869 2,941 2,908 2,957 2,985 2,947
UNEMPLOYMENT 149 129 116 104 109 105 93 95 93 94 95 98 107
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.2 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.5
Benchmark Run Date 04/2015

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