2008 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 287,962 288,225 289,456 289,203 290,627 298,014 298,278 296,658 294,561 295,880 295,690 294,792 293,279
EMPLOYMENT 277,387 278,297 279,686 280,489 282,642 289,199 290,296 288,838 287,058 287,757 286,241 283,829 284,310
UNEMPLOYMENT 10,575 9,928 9,770 8,714 7,985 8,815 7,982 7,820 7,503 8,123 9,449 10,963 8,969
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.7 3.2 3.7 3.1
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 40,283 40,091 40,239 40,264 40,262 40,601 40,614 40,739 40,555 41,466 41,473 41,666 40,688
EMPLOYMENT 38,926 38,845 39,034 39,197 39,200 39,401 39,555 39,700 39,582 40,422 40,336 40,355 39,546
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,357 1,246 1,205 1,067 1,062 1,200 1,059 1,039 973 1,044 1,137 1,311 1,142
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.6 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.7 3.1 2.8
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 30,192 30,053 30,164 30,188 30,188 30,435 30,450 30,547 30,411 31,091 31,093 31,232 30,503
EMPLOYMENT 29,224 29,164 29,304 29,428 29,430 29,580 29,695 29,805 29,717 30,347 30,282 30,297 29,689
UNEMPLOYMENT 968 889 860 760 758 855 755 742 694 744 811 935 814
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.6 3.0 2.7
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 42,348 42,427 42,502 42,578 42,150 42,580 43,006 42,387 42,004 42,627 42,866 42,818 42,525
EMPLOYMENT 40,303 40,546 40,691 41,014 40,705 40,972 41,501 40,924 40,543 41,159 41,198 40,808 40,864
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,045 1,881 1,811 1,564 1,445 1,608 1,505 1,463 1,461 1,468 1,668 2,010 1,661
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.4 4.3 3.7 3.4 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.9 4.7 3.9
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 28,230 28,272 28,320 28,360 28,068 28,363 28,643 28,228 27,975 28,389 28,556 28,538 28,329
EMPLOYMENT 26,782 26,943 27,039 27,254 27,047 27,226 27,577 27,194 26,942 27,351 27,377 27,116 27,154
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,448 1,329 1,281 1,106 1,021 1,137 1,066 1,034 1,033 1,038 1,179 1,422 1,175
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 4.5 3.9 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.1 5.0 4.1
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,031 18,968 19,168 18,981 18,922 18,422 18,061 17,733 19,383 19,786 19,864 19,636 18,913
EMPLOYMENT 17,463 18,451 18,689 18,548 18,468 17,905 17,624 17,288 18,970 19,331 19,391 19,093 18,435
UNEMPLOYMENT 568 517 479 433 454 517 437 445 413 455 473 543 478
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.5
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,220 16,013 16,182 16,022 15,973 15,550 15,246 14,968 16,363 16,702 16,770 16,576 15,965
EMPLOYMENT 14,747 15,582 15,782 15,662 15,595 15,119 14,883 14,597 16,018 16,324 16,375 16,124 15,567
UNEMPLOYMENT 473 431 400 360 378 431 363 371 345 378 395 452 398
UNEMPL. RATE 3.1 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.5
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,807 4,775 4,800 4,887 4,915 5,220 5,056 5,079 4,921 4,926 4,930 4,842 4,930
EMPLOYMENT 4,554 4,544 4,572 4,694 4,736 5,018 4,869 4,901 4,764 4,762 4,742 4,627 4,732
UNEMPLOYMENT 253 231 228 193 179 202 187 178 157 164 188 215 198
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 4.8 4.8 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.8 4.4 4.0
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,789 26,703 26,935 26,930 26,910 27,342 27,174 27,324 27,376 28,137 28,527 28,136 27,357
EMPLOYMENT 26,168 26,143 26,352 26,406 26,396 26,772 26,685 26,839 26,924 27,619 28,006 27,559 26,822
UNEMPLOYMENT 621 560 583 524 514 570 489 485 452 518 521 577 535
UNEMPL. RATE 2.3 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.0
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,607 15,556 15,691 15,689 15,676 15,929 15,830 15,919 15,948 16,391 16,618 16,392 15,937
EMPLOYMENT 15,242 15,229 15,350 15,381 15,375 15,595 15,545 15,634 15,683 16,088 16,313 16,053 15,624
UNEMPLOYMENT 365 327 341 308 301 334 285 285 265 303 305 339 313
UNEMPL. RATE 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,547 8,469 8,333 8,133 8,210 8,531 8,426 8,228 8,210 8,251 8,053 7,800 8,266
EMPLOYMENT 8,245 8,188 8,059 7,884 7,978 8,279 8,193 7,990 7,977 7,980 7,763 7,438 7,998
UNEMPLOYMENT 302 281 274 249 232 252 233 238 233 271 290 362 268
UNEMPL. RATE 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.3 3.6 4.6 3.2
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,271 7,226 7,274 7,329 7,318 7,436 7,406 7,367 7,358 7,386 7,411 7,340 7,344
EMPLOYMENT 7,028 6,994 7,064 7,146 7,136 7,241 7,220 7,185 7,180 7,195 7,203 7,108 7,142
UNEMPLOYMENT 243 232 210 183 182 195 186 182 178 191 208 232 202
UNEMPL. RATE 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.2 2.8
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,379 3,371 3,431 3,508 3,480 3,645 3,523 3,469 3,514 3,470 3,506 3,469 3,480
EMPLOYMENT 3,242 3,246 3,310 3,398 3,386 3,551 3,437 3,388 3,434 3,387 3,412 3,361 3,379
UNEMPLOYMENT 137 125 121 110 94 94 86 81 80 83 94 108 101
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.7 3.1 2.9
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,133 18,227 18,255 18,225 18,176 18,633 18,492 18,532 18,298 18,498 18,674 18,622 18,397
EMPLOYMENT 17,167 17,298 17,409 17,517 17,561 17,902 17,822 17,886 17,697 17,852 17,881 17,708 17,642
UNEMPLOYMENT 966 929 846 708 615 731 670 646 601 646 793 914 755
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 5.1 4.6 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.5 4.2 4.9 4.1
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,016 6,005 6,094 6,194 6,070 6,045 5,969 5,942 5,952 6,186 6,282 6,259 6,084
EMPLOYMENT 5,781 5,745 5,843 5,974 5,883 5,816 5,746 5,735 5,772 6,005 6,089 6,044 5,869
UNEMPLOYMENT 235 260 251 220 187 229 223 207 180 181 193 215 215
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.1 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.5
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,396 2,364 2,387 2,436 2,408 2,483 2,487 2,441 2,404 2,367 2,391 2,401 2,413
EMPLOYMENT 2,307 2,269 2,291 2,354 2,336 2,405 2,419 2,373 2,341 2,296 2,312 2,310 2,334
UNEMPLOYMENT 89 95 96 82 72 78 68 68 63 71 79 91 79
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.4 3.0 3.1 2.7 2.8 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.8 3.3
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,848 3,850 3,922 3,974 3,956 4,258 4,226 4,235 4,203 4,095 4,043 4,021 4,052
EMPLOYMENT 3,682 3,694 3,756 3,846 3,838 4,127 4,106 4,117 4,091 3,981 3,917 3,875 3,919
UNEMPLOYMENT 166 156 166 128 118 131 120 118 112 114 126 146 133
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.1 4.2 3.2 3.0 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.6 3.3
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,026 8,674 8,426 8,280 8,257 8,573 8,370 8,290 8,252 8,150 8,092 8,129 8,377
EMPLOYMENT 8,702 8,344 8,073 7,974 8,016 8,304 8,119 8,048 8,032 7,896 7,764 7,701 8,081
UNEMPLOYMENT 324 330 353 306 241 269 251 242 220 254 328 428 296
UNEMPL. RATE 3.6 3.8 4.2 3.7 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.1 4.1 5.3 3.5
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,215 1,209 1,250 1,240 1,207 1,256 1,209 1,218 1,258 1,266 1,248 1,235 1,235
EMPLOYMENT 1,154 1,159 1,199 1,202 1,172 1,219 1,177 1,186 1,222 1,224 1,209 1,190 1,193
UNEMPLOYMENT 61 50 51 38 35 37 32 32 36 42 39 45 42
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.1 4.1 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.9 3.3 3.1 3.6 3.4
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,306 13,326 13,491 13,693 14,664 15,940 16,320 15,899 14,892 14,194 13,766 13,745 14,437
EMPLOYMENT 12,684 12,728 12,885 13,175 14,226 15,481 15,906 15,494 14,512 13,752 13,195 13,084 13,927
UNEMPLOYMENT 622 598 606 518 438 459 414 405 380 442 571 661 510
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.5 4.5 3.8 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.6 3.1 4.1 4.8 3.5
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,931 3,941 4,003 4,147 4,198 3,944 3,823 3,784 3,914 3,849 3,874 3,926 3,945
EMPLOYMENT 3,725 3,763 3,825 4,000 4,071 3,785 3,661 3,638 3,781 3,713 3,715 3,740 3,785
UNEMPLOYMENT 206 178 178 147 127 159 162 146 133 136 159 186 160
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.5 4.4 3.5 3.0 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.4 3.5 4.1 4.7 4.1
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,564 15,615 15,772 15,977 15,936 16,472 16,392 16,108 16,144 16,253 16,234 16,267 16,061
EMPLOYMENT 14,983 15,067 15,177 15,485 15,490 15,967 15,968 15,699 15,746 15,819 15,754 15,637 15,566
UNEMPLOYMENT 581 548 595 492 446 505 424 409 398 434 480 630 495
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.9 3.1
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,547 6,491 6,799 6,649 6,806 7,263 7,385 7,296 7,209 7,295 7,308 7,134 7,015
EMPLOYMENT 6,416 6,370 6,688 6,556 6,707 7,150 7,278 7,196 7,102 7,178 7,186 6,982 6,901
UNEMPLOYMENT 131 121 111 93 99 113 107 100 107 117 122 152 114
UNEMPL. RATE 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 2.1 1.6
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 24,073 24,061 24,086 23,841 23,992 23,979 24,182 24,589 24,268 24,666 24,866 24,675 24,273
EMPLOYMENT 23,420 23,470 23,505 23,293 23,458 23,398 23,655 24,072 23,763 24,123 24,247 23,960 23,697
UNEMPLOYMENT 653 591 581 548 534 581 527 517 505 543 619 715 576
UNEMPL. RATE 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.9 2.4
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,865 13,927 13,752 13,174 13,929 16,161 16,796 16,489 15,129 13,820 12,936 13,537 14,459
EMPLOYMENT 13,538 13,587 13,417 12,626 13,537 15,843 16,526 16,211 14,813 13,393 12,148 12,798 14,036
UNEMPLOYMENT 327 340 335 548 392 318 270 278 316 427 788 739 423
UNEMPL. RATE 2.4 2.4 2.4 4.2 2.8 2.0 1.6 1.7 2.1 3.1 6.1 5.5 2.9
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 11,153 11,160 11,172 11,279 11,380 11,570 11,823 12,020 11,765 11,648 11,683 11,494 11,512
EMPLOYMENT 10,774 10,802 10,817 10,963 11,085 11,242 11,509 11,703 11,474 11,342 11,353 11,086 11,179
UNEMPLOYMENT 379 358 355 316 295 328 314 317 291 306 330 408 333
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.5 2.9
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,221 4,160 4,141 4,236 4,253 4,405 4,368 4,292 4,328 4,332 4,369 4,383 4,291
EMPLOYMENT 4,042 3,962 3,904 4,083 4,122 4,263 4,239 4,170 4,211 4,213 4,238 4,223 4,139
UNEMPLOYMENT 179 198 237 153 131 142 129 122 117 119 131 160 152
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 4.8 5.7 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 3.0 3.7 3.5
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,215 3,182 3,231 3,247 3,226 3,253 3,168 3,192 3,229 3,209 3,292 3,261 3,225
EMPLOYMENT 3,083 3,076 3,126 3,155 3,134 3,157 3,077 3,095 3,128 3,113 3,180 3,144 3,122
UNEMPLOYMENT 132 106 105 92 92 96 91 97 101 96 112 117 103
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.6 3.2
Benchmark Run Date 04/2015

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