2009 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 294,670 294,997 297,893 299,650 300,307 305,996 304,603 302,187 299,774 300,205 300,575 300,582 300,120
EMPLOYMENT 279,390 278,898 279,265 279,343 280,701 285,472 285,377 283,624 281,877 281,258 280,411 278,187 281,150
UNEMPLOYMENT 15,280 16,099 18,628 20,307 19,606 20,524 19,226 18,563 17,897 18,947 20,164 22,395 18,970
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 5.5 6.3 6.8 6.5 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.0 6.3 6.7 7.5 6.3
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 41,179 41,077 41,368 41,604 41,146 41,591 41,588 40,989 40,629 41,135 41,279 41,514 41,258
EMPLOYMENT 39,302 39,029 38,913 38,877 38,394 38,628 38,690 38,087 37,797 38,280 38,335 38,245 38,548
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,877 2,048 2,455 2,727 2,752 2,963 2,898 2,902 2,832 2,855 2,944 3,269 2,710
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 5.0 5.9 6.6 6.7 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.1 7.9 6.6
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 30,455 30,339 30,499 30,617 30,344 30,677 30,604 30,112 29,861 30,235 30,324 30,469 30,378
EMPLOYMENT 29,214 29,010 28,926 28,898 28,538 28,713 28,758 28,311 28,095 28,453 28,494 28,427 28,653
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,241 1,329 1,573 1,719 1,806 1,964 1,846 1,801 1,766 1,782 1,830 2,042 1,725
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 4.4 5.2 5.6 6.0 6.4 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.7 5.7
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 42,939 43,154 43,517 43,358 43,403 43,886 44,599 44,075 43,480 44,270 44,686 44,723 43,841
EMPLOYMENT 40,200 40,498 40,705 40,625 40,636 40,893 41,782 41,389 40,890 41,381 41,751 41,283 41,003
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,739 2,656 2,812 2,733 2,767 2,993 2,817 2,686 2,590 2,889 2,935 3,440 2,838
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.3 6.4 6.8 6.3 6.1 6.0 6.5 6.6 7.7 6.5
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 28,234 28,403 28,605 28,503 28,568 28,901 29,346 28,982 28,636 29,150 29,406 29,387 28,843
EMPLOYMENT 26,595 26,791 26,928 26,875 26,883 27,053 27,640 27,381 27,052 27,375 27,621 27,309 27,125
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,639 1,612 1,677 1,628 1,685 1,848 1,706 1,601 1,584 1,775 1,785 2,078 1,718
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 5.7 5.9 5.7 5.9 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.5 6.1 6.1 7.1 6.0
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 19,211 19,841 20,087 20,027 19,936 19,130 18,746 18,243 20,073 20,434 20,557 20,176 19,705
EMPLOYMENT 18,512 19,158 19,266 19,254 19,101 18,161 17,875 17,443 19,345 19,568 19,682 19,221 18,882
UNEMPLOYMENT 699 683 821 773 835 969 871 800 728 866 875 955 823
UNEMPL. RATE 3.6 3.4 4.1 3.9 4.2 5.1 4.6 4.4 3.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.2
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,277 16,790 16,995 16,932 16,879 16,201 15,866 15,451 16,986 17,308 17,391 17,040 16,677
EMPLOYMENT 15,748 16,297 16,391 16,379 16,247 15,450 15,205 14,838 16,456 16,647 16,743 16,352 16,063
UNEMPLOYMENT 529 493 604 553 632 751 661 613 530 661 648 688 614
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.7 4.6 4.2 4.0 3.1 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.7
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,840 4,828 5,013 5,098 5,046 5,179 5,096 5,217 5,204 5,115 5,150 4,999 5,066
EMPLOYMENT 4,506 4,410 4,480 4,526 4,550 4,704 4,666 4,814 4,811 4,738 4,747 4,543 4,625
UNEMPLOYMENT 334 418 533 572 496 475 430 403 393 377 403 456 441
UNEMPL. RATE 6.9 8.7 10.6 11.2 9.8 9.2 8.4 7.7 7.6 7.4 7.8 9.1 8.7
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 28,438 28,326 28,490 28,737 29,005 29,483 28,726 28,632 28,542 29,049 29,200 29,029 28,805
EMPLOYMENT 27,471 27,226 27,119 27,145 27,463 27,801 27,113 27,038 26,977 27,368 27,445 27,010 27,265
UNEMPLOYMENT 967 1,100 1,371 1,592 1,542 1,682 1,613 1,594 1,565 1,681 1,755 2,019 1,540
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.9 4.8 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.8 6.0 7.0 5.3
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,479 18,365 18,418 18,492 18,722 19,034 18,530 18,470 18,401 18,715 18,787 18,594 18,584
EMPLOYMENT 17,969 17,809 17,739 17,755 17,965 18,185 17,735 17,687 17,645 17,902 17,953 17,668 17,834
UNEMPLOYMENT 510 556 679 737 757 849 795 783 756 813 834 926 750
UNEMPL. RATE 2.8 3.0 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.4 5.0 4.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,788 7,740 7,799 7,892 7,961 8,273 8,230 8,183 7,962 7,845 7,885 7,842 7,950
EMPLOYMENT 7,309 7,205 7,181 7,287 7,332 7,643 7,651 7,622 7,435 7,322 7,321 7,199 7,376
UNEMPLOYMENT 479 535 618 605 629 630 579 561 527 523 564 643 574
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.9 7.9 7.7 7.9 7.6 7.0 6.9 6.6 6.7 7.2 8.2 7.2
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,414 7,376 7,537 7,676 7,700 7,795 7,582 7,550 7,592 7,735 7,822 7,829 7,634
EMPLOYMENT 7,082 7,006 7,094 7,201 7,239 7,329 7,147 7,110 7,172 7,303 7,365 7,313 7,197
UNEMPLOYMENT 332 370 443 475 461 466 435 440 420 432 457 516 437
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 5.0 5.9 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.7 5.8 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.6 5.7
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,520 3,503 3,530 3,581 3,633 3,815 3,679 3,631 3,590 3,540 3,596 3,538 3,596
EMPLOYMENT 3,347 3,327 3,313 3,340 3,394 3,594 3,479 3,437 3,419 3,346 3,392 3,305 3,391
UNEMPLOYMENT 173 176 217 241 239 221 200 194 171 194 204 233 205
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 5.0 6.1 6.7 6.6 5.8 5.4 5.3 4.8 5.5 5.7 6.6 5.7
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,770 18,988 19,161 19,322 19,168 19,466 19,360 19,570 19,253 19,176 19,536 19,295 19,255
EMPLOYMENT 17,469 17,623 17,617 17,691 17,601 17,816 17,820 18,077 17,912 17,807 18,107 17,678 17,768
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,301 1,365 1,544 1,631 1,567 1,650 1,540 1,493 1,341 1,369 1,429 1,617 1,487
UNEMPL. RATE 6.9 7.2 8.1 8.4 8.2 8.5 8.0 7.6 7.0 7.1 7.3 8.4 7.7
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,110 6,172 6,279 6,371 6,359 6,458 6,127 6,115 6,223 6,440 6,534 6,593 6,315
EMPLOYMENT 5,816 5,836 5,917 6,022 6,012 6,075 5,777 5,794 5,915 6,114 6,204 6,223 5,975
UNEMPLOYMENT 294 336 362 349 347 383 350 321 308 326 330 370 340
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 5.4 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.9 5.7 5.2 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.6 5.4
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,469 2,472 2,494 2,515 2,530 2,613 2,605 2,568 2,535 2,533 2,557 2,558 2,537
EMPLOYMENT 2,334 2,343 2,344 2,353 2,370 2,437 2,453 2,428 2,394 2,383 2,408 2,402 2,387
UNEMPLOYMENT 135 129 150 162 160 176 152 140 141 150 149 156 150
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.2 6.0 6.4 6.3 6.7 5.8 5.5 5.6 5.9 5.8 6.1 5.9
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,001 4,020 4,075 4,067 4,099 4,290 4,325 4,222 4,123 4,023 3,987 3,958 4,100
EMPLOYMENT 3,769 3,754 3,772 3,682 3,753 3,942 4,019 3,923 3,861 3,750 3,692 3,582 3,792
UNEMPLOYMENT 232 266 303 385 346 348 306 299 262 273 295 376 308
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 6.6 7.4 9.5 8.4 8.1 7.1 7.1 6.4 6.8 7.4 9.5 7.5
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,225 8,230 8,411 8,634 8,669 8,805 8,399 8,280 8,443 8,410 8,275 8,208 8,416
EMPLOYMENT 7,630 7,575 7,659 7,863 7,956 8,113 7,759 7,698 7,888 7,822 7,637 7,478 7,757
UNEMPLOYMENT 595 655 752 771 713 692 640 582 555 588 638 730 659
UNEMPL. RATE 7.2 8.0 8.9 8.9 8.2 7.9 7.6 7.0 6.6 7.0 7.7 8.9 7.8
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,260 1,278 1,299 1,301 1,274 1,338 1,295 1,285 1,310 1,277 1,340 1,325 1,299
EMPLOYMENT 1,195 1,216 1,228 1,235 1,206 1,265 1,230 1,228 1,256 1,217 1,276 1,253 1,234
UNEMPLOYMENT 65 62 71 66 68 73 65 57 54 60 64 72 65
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.9 5.5 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.0 4.4 4.1 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.0
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,638 13,677 13,944 14,198 14,982 16,291 16,776 16,423 15,540 14,733 14,354 14,366 14,910
EMPLOYMENT 12,747 12,819 12,963 13,210 14,071 15,340 15,943 15,634 14,783 13,863 13,310 13,183 13,989
UNEMPLOYMENT 891 858 981 988 911 951 833 789 757 870 1,044 1,183 921
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.3 7.0 7.0 6.1 5.8 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.9 7.3 8.2 6.2
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,002 4,023 4,167 4,344 4,524 4,151 4,035 3,997 4,117 4,062 4,136 4,098 4,138
EMPLOYMENT 3,746 3,783 3,905 4,127 4,301 3,895 3,799 3,775 3,877 3,821 3,855 3,770 3,888
UNEMPLOYMENT 256 240 262 217 223 256 236 222 240 241 281 328 250
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.0 6.3 5.0 4.9 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.8 5.9 6.8 8.0 6.0
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,273 16,232 16,409 16,646 16,561 17,004 16,659 16,489 16,379 16,426 16,457 16,552 16,508
EMPLOYMENT 15,297 15,203 15,242 15,377 15,458 15,844 15,609 15,432 15,338 15,307 15,342 15,201 15,388
UNEMPLOYMENT 976 1,029 1,167 1,269 1,103 1,160 1,050 1,057 1,041 1,119 1,115 1,351 1,120
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 6.3 7.1 7.6 6.7 6.8 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.8 6.8 8.2 6.8
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,610 7,318 7,278 7,200 7,165 7,491 7,322 7,344 7,208 7,169 7,236 7,194 7,295
EMPLOYMENT 7,402 7,082 6,983 6,861 6,809 7,107 6,940 6,994 6,880 6,862 6,897 6,846 6,972
UNEMPLOYMENT 208 236 295 339 356 384 382 350 328 307 339 348 323
UNEMPL. RATE 2.7 3.2 4.1 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.7 4.8 4.4
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 24,562 24,571 24,808 24,842 24,487 24,406 24,020 24,269 23,805 24,022 24,066 24,022 24,323
EMPLOYMENT 23,564 23,456 23,421 23,228 22,853 22,602 22,292 22,608 22,127 22,393 22,397 22,239 22,765
UNEMPLOYMENT 998 1,115 1,387 1,614 1,634 1,804 1,728 1,661 1,678 1,629 1,669 1,783 1,558
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 4.5 5.6 6.5 6.7 7.4 7.2 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.9 7.4 6.4
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,337 13,201 13,089 12,919 13,308 15,136 15,846 15,629 14,567 13,518 12,564 13,476 13,882
EMPLOYMENT 12,597 12,433 12,248 11,428 12,164 14,271 15,088 14,918 13,823 12,535 11,166 12,338 12,917
UNEMPLOYMENT 740 768 841 1,491 1,144 865 758 711 744 983 1,398 1,138 965
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.8 6.4 11.5 8.6 5.7 4.8 4.5 5.1 7.3 11.1 8.4 7.0
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 11,501 11,405 11,471 11,610 11,626 11,480 11,762 11,790 11,576 11,590 11,580 11,444 11,570
EMPLOYMENT 10,948 10,788 10,724 10,803 10,803 10,627 10,902 10,956 10,778 10,816 10,758 10,559 10,789
UNEMPLOYMENT 553 617 747 807 823 853 860 834 798 774 822 885 781
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 5.4 6.5 7.0 7.1 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.7 7.1 7.7 6.8
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,265 4,291 4,337 4,376 4,395 4,565 4,485 4,430 4,370 4,424 4,445 4,459 4,404
EMPLOYMENT 4,016 4,038 4,049 4,093 4,124 4,269 4,212 4,157 4,126 4,183 4,190 4,181 4,137
UNEMPLOYMENT 249 253 288 283 271 296 273 273 244 241 255 278 267
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 5.9 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.5 6.1 6.2 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.2 6.1
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,312 3,272 3,321 3,334 3,326 3,351 3,344 3,253 3,256 3,278 3,331 3,385 3,313
EMPLOYMENT 3,129 3,089 3,115 3,115 3,110 3,117 3,131 3,060 3,072 3,081 3,131 3,139 3,107
UNEMPLOYMENT 183 183 206 219 216 234 213 193 184 197 200 246 206
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.6 6.2 6.6 6.5 7.0 6.4 5.9 5.7 6.0 6.0 7.3 6.2
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