2012 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 305,451 304,974 306,071 305,671 305,878 312,119 311,440 309,559 306,748 307,263 306,948 305,084 307,267
EMPLOYMENT 285,664 286,545 288,051 288,985 290,264 295,847 296,107 294,682 292,458 292,400 291,053 289,131 290,932
UNEMPLOYMENT 19,787 18,429 18,020 16,686 15,614 16,272 15,333 14,877 14,290 14,863 15,895 15,953 16,335
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.3
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 41,909 42,050 42,296 42,203 41,779 42,228 42,639 42,531 42,022 42,860 43,079 43,053 42,388
EMPLOYMENT 39,286 39,641 39,994 40,103 39,773 40,066 40,606 40,482 40,033 40,866 41,041 41,012 40,242
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,623 2,409 2,302 2,100 2,006 2,162 2,033 2,049 1,989 1,994 2,038 2,041 2,146
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.7 5.4 5.0 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.1
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 30,940 31,054 31,253 31,160 30,901 31,275 31,593 31,510 31,110 31,734 31,920 31,862 31,360
EMPLOYMENT 29,237 29,502 29,764 29,845 29,600 29,818 30,220 30,128 29,793 30,413 30,544 30,522 29,949
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,703 1,552 1,489 1,315 1,301 1,457 1,373 1,382 1,317 1,321 1,376 1,340 1,411
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.2 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.5
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 47,641 47,729 47,678 47,571 47,012 47,397 48,352 48,063 47,182 47,745 48,207 47,955 47,711
EMPLOYMENT 44,235 44,602 44,658 44,883 44,439 44,676 45,740 45,522 44,729 45,218 45,599 45,301 44,967
UNEMPLOYMENT 3,406 3,127 3,020 2,688 2,573 2,721 2,612 2,541 2,453 2,527 2,608 2,654 2,744
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 6.6 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.8
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 30,911 30,972 30,961 30,920 30,601 30,808 31,423 31,234 30,692 31,071 31,338 31,160 31,008
EMPLOYMENT 28,826 29,065 29,102 29,248 28,959 29,113 29,807 29,665 29,148 29,467 29,715 29,521 29,303
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,085 1,907 1,859 1,672 1,642 1,695 1,616 1,569 1,544 1,604 1,623 1,639 1,705
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 6.2 6.0 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.5
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,840 21,269 21,227 21,114 20,907 20,000 19,433 19,246 20,860 21,281 21,511 21,141 20,736
EMPLOYMENT 19,815 20,289 20,242 20,266 20,059 19,036 18,573 18,410 20,071 20,472 20,620 20,287 19,845
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,025 980 985 848 848 964 860 836 789 809 891 854 891
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.0 4.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.3
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,432 17,810 17,777 17,724 17,578 16,801 16,312 16,173 17,541 17,895 18,076 17,732 17,404
EMPLOYMENT 16,702 17,101 17,062 17,082 16,908 16,045 15,655 15,518 16,918 17,256 17,380 17,100 16,727
UNEMPLOYMENT 730 709 715 642 670 756 657 655 623 639 696 632 677
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.8 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.9
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,491 5,416 5,545 5,577 5,696 5,931 5,820 5,744 5,751 5,554 5,582 5,529 5,637
EMPLOYMENT 5,121 5,076 5,186 5,261 5,396 5,607 5,498 5,444 5,478 5,273 5,275 5,220 5,320
UNEMPLOYMENT 370 340 359 316 300 324 322 300 273 281 307 309 317
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 6.3 6.5 5.7 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.2 4.7 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.6
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,486 26,462 26,390 26,414 25,978 26,202 25,710 25,819 25,865 26,035 26,177 25,883 26,119
EMPLOYMENT 25,134 25,177 25,104 25,246 24,849 24,930 24,555 24,665 24,738 24,852 24,985 24,646 24,907
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,352 1,285 1,286 1,168 1,129 1,272 1,155 1,154 1,127 1,183 1,192 1,237 1,212
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.6
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,856 16,804 16,792 16,812 16,559 16,705 16,377 16,438 16,482 16,589 16,718 16,493 16,635
EMPLOYMENT 16,121 16,149 16,102 16,193 15,938 15,990 15,750 15,820 15,867 15,940 16,026 15,808 15,975
UNEMPLOYMENT 735 655 690 619 621 715 627 618 615 649 692 685 660
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.8 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,991 7,925 8,087 8,080 8,235 8,636 8,486 8,377 8,425 8,220 8,130 7,983 8,215
EMPLOYMENT 7,455 7,425 7,598 7,655 7,842 8,209 8,088 7,998 8,066 7,842 7,727 7,573 7,790
UNEMPLOYMENT 536 500 489 425 393 427 398 379 359 378 403 410 425
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 6.3 6.0 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.1 5.2
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,915 7,904 7,944 7,968 7,961 8,112 7,946 7,948 7,912 8,026 8,069 8,007 7,976
EMPLOYMENT 7,502 7,516 7,569 7,620 7,635 7,758 7,627 7,631 7,603 7,719 7,736 7,690 7,634
UNEMPLOYMENT 413 388 375 348 326 354 319 317 309 307 333 317 342
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.3
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,796 3,728 3,766 3,745 3,909 4,026 3,918 3,858 3,851 3,756 3,746 3,667 3,814
EMPLOYMENT 3,591 3,517 3,554 3,554 3,736 3,843 3,750 3,687 3,685 3,583 3,560 3,477 3,628
UNEMPLOYMENT 205 211 212 191 173 183 168 171 166 173 186 190 186
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 5.7 5.6 5.1 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.2 4.9
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,163 21,090 21,318 21,232 21,166 21,607 21,245 21,552 21,079 21,360 21,395 21,036 21,271
EMPLOYMENT 19,572 19,620 19,939 19,986 20,025 20,353 19,981 20,347 19,930 20,177 20,167 19,768 19,989
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,591 1,470 1,379 1,246 1,141 1,254 1,264 1,205 1,149 1,183 1,228 1,268 1,282
UNEMPL. RATE 7.5 7.0 6.5 5.9 5.4 5.8 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.7 6.0 6.0
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,547 7,501 7,525 7,494 7,595 7,580 7,516 7,493 7,523 7,472 7,475 7,412 7,511
EMPLOYMENT 7,131 7,111 7,143 7,120 7,256 7,216 7,168 7,152 7,213 7,175 7,142 7,097 7,160
UNEMPLOYMENT 416 390 382 374 339 364 348 341 310 297 333 315 351
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.1 4.0 4.5 4.2 4.7
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,586 2,556 2,570 2,597 2,585 2,625 2,634 2,629 2,535 2,519 2,544 2,556 2,578
EMPLOYMENT 2,431 2,419 2,443 2,482 2,476 2,506 2,527 2,514 2,428 2,403 2,419 2,425 2,456
UNEMPLOYMENT 155 137 127 115 109 119 107 115 107 116 125 131 122
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 4.7
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,430 4,333 4,376 4,400 4,520 4,733 4,709 4,539 4,457 4,434 4,409 4,330 4,472
EMPLOYMENT 4,110 4,034 4,093 4,154 4,297 4,496 4,493 4,338 4,261 4,236 4,196 4,103 4,234
UNEMPLOYMENT 320 299 283 246 223 237 216 201 196 198 213 227 238
UNEMPL. RATE 7.2 6.9 6.5 5.6 4.9 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.3
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,313 8,184 8,189 8,149 8,183 8,709 8,483 8,279 8,259 8,244 8,170 8,124 8,274
EMPLOYMENT 7,550 7,457 7,475 7,484 7,598 8,151 7,939 7,791 7,797 7,763 7,643 7,567 7,685
UNEMPLOYMENT 763 727 714 665 585 558 544 488 462 481 527 557 589
UNEMPL. RATE 9.2 8.9 8.7 8.2 7.1 6.4 6.4 5.9 5.6 5.8 6.5 6.9 7.1
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,384 1,338 1,352 1,368 1,413 1,421 1,393 1,373 1,408 1,398 1,380 1,342 1,381
EMPLOYMENT 1,322 1,280 1,291 1,311 1,362 1,364 1,339 1,325 1,366 1,353 1,330 1,293 1,328
UNEMPLOYMENT 62 58 61 57 51 57 54 48 42 45 50 49 53
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.6 3.7 3.8
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,329 15,180 15,340 15,498 16,480 17,889 18,286 17,778 16,793 16,003 15,378 15,182 16,262
EMPLOYMENT 14,198 14,141 14,292 14,591 15,640 17,029 17,468 16,978 16,030 15,191 14,488 14,272 15,360
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,131 1,039 1,048 907 840 860 818 800 763 812 890 910 902
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 6.8 6.8 5.9 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 5.1 5.8 6.0 5.5
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,782 4,715 4,934 5,213 5,070 4,893 4,626 4,581 4,715 4,640 4,651 4,631 4,787
EMPLOYMENT 4,486 4,447 4,679 4,983 4,848 4,650 4,401 4,360 4,512 4,437 4,423 4,412 4,553
UNEMPLOYMENT 296 268 255 230 222 243 225 221 203 203 228 219 234
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 5.7 5.2 4.4 4.4 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.9 4.7 4.9
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,920 15,839 15,841 15,879 15,945 16,201 16,147 15,841 15,838 15,744 15,870 15,770 15,903
EMPLOYMENT 14,654 14,648 14,686 14,858 15,012 15,233 15,205 14,984 15,007 14,886 14,994 14,826 14,916
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,266 1,191 1,155 1,021 933 968 942 857 831 858 876 944 987
UNEMPL. RATE 8.0 7.5 7.3 6.4 5.9 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.2 5.4 5.5 6.0 6.2
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,945 5,768 5,689 5,544 5,650 5,846 5,600 5,489 5,483 5,362 5,300 5,183 5,572
EMPLOYMENT 5,650 5,489 5,398 5,276 5,384 5,561 5,332 5,226 5,237 5,117 5,021 4,904 5,300
UNEMPLOYMENT 295 279 291 268 266 285 268 263 246 245 279 279 272
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.6 5.3 5.4 4.9
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 24,089 24,177 24,262 24,046 23,901 24,079 23,966 24,246 23,785 24,251 24,476 24,374 24,138
EMPLOYMENT 22,724 22,870 22,958 22,925 22,811 22,890 22,863 23,184 22,764 23,211 23,371 23,259 22,986
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,365 1,307 1,304 1,121 1,090 1,189 1,103 1,062 1,021 1,040 1,105 1,115 1,152
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.4 5.4 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.8
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,263 13,193 13,026 12,791 13,048 15,031 15,749 15,558 14,435 13,602 12,642 13,321 13,805
EMPLOYMENT 12,250 12,282 12,119 11,422 11,897 14,267 15,087 14,922 13,785 12,742 11,474 12,322 12,881
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,013 911 907 1,369 1,151 764 662 636 650 860 1,168 999 924
UNEMPL. RATE 7.6 6.9 7.0 10.7 8.8 5.1 4.2 4.1 4.5 6.3 9.2 7.5 6.7
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,270 10,364 10,371 10,361 10,351 10,314 10,222 10,152 10,125 10,216 10,246 10,164 10,263
EMPLOYMENT 9,599 9,728 9,748 9,785 9,807 9,738 9,675 9,608 9,612 9,674 9,689 9,605 9,689
UNEMPLOYMENT 671 636 623 576 544 576 547 544 513 542 557 559 574
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,420 4,348 4,430 4,472 4,493 4,628 4,600 4,501 4,489 4,519 4,490 4,449 4,487
EMPLOYMENT 4,119 4,062 4,149 4,225 4,272 4,403 4,384 4,292 4,295 4,324 4,285 4,234 4,254
UNEMPLOYMENT 301 286 281 247 221 225 216 209 194 195 205 215 233
UNEMPL. RATE 6.8 6.6 6.3 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.6 4.8 5.2
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,941 3,905 3,915 3,953 4,002 4,029 3,960 3,965 3,955 4,021 4,021 3,995 3,972
EMPLOYMENT 3,729 3,713 3,732 3,795 3,852 3,865 3,809 3,824 3,818 3,885 3,868 3,839 3,811
UNEMPLOYMENT 212 192 183 158 150 164 151 141 137 136 153 156 161
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.0 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.9 4.1
Benchmark Run Date 03/2017

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