2013 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 304,864 304,092 305,126 304,770 304,860 311,519 311,037 308,973 306,243 306,619 306,359 304,836 306,608
EMPLOYMENT 286,346 287,037 288,767 289,197 291,200 297,497 297,924 296,522 293,919 293,740 292,660 290,760 292,131
UNEMPLOYMENT 18,518 17,055 16,359 15,573 13,660 14,022 13,113 12,451 12,324 12,879 13,699 14,076 14,477
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.7
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 43,214 43,039 43,312 43,135 42,891 43,155 43,524 42,895 42,523 43,002 43,363 43,200 43,105
EMPLOYMENT 40,836 40,843 41,206 41,122 41,049 41,186 41,677 41,131 40,761 41,196 41,530 41,262 41,150
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,378 2,196 2,106 2,013 1,842 1,969 1,847 1,764 1,762 1,806 1,833 1,938 1,955
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.5 4.5
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,908 31,813 32,033 31,881 31,759 31,979 32,257 31,784 31,523 31,856 32,130 31,934 31,905
EMPLOYMENT 30,389 30,394 30,664 30,602 30,548 30,650 31,015 30,609 30,333 30,657 30,906 30,706 30,623
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,519 1,419 1,369 1,279 1,211 1,329 1,242 1,175 1,190 1,199 1,224 1,228 1,282
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,102 48,168 48,271 48,558 48,316 48,915 49,855 48,910 47,934 48,785 48,788 48,440 48,587
EMPLOYMENT 45,034 45,373 45,664 46,127 46,141 46,657 47,749 46,862 45,904 46,728 46,673 46,183 46,258
UNEMPLOYMENT 3,068 2,795 2,607 2,431 2,175 2,258 2,106 2,048 2,030 2,057 2,115 2,257 2,329
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 5.8 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.8
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,326 31,326 31,412 31,570 31,456 31,865 32,438 31,852 31,216 31,769 31,772 31,509 31,626
EMPLOYMENT 29,383 29,604 29,794 30,096 30,106 30,442 31,155 30,576 29,951 30,489 30,453 30,133 30,182
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,943 1,722 1,618 1,474 1,350 1,423 1,283 1,276 1,265 1,280 1,319 1,376 1,444
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,835 21,258 21,382 21,305 20,900 19,972 19,368 19,176 20,676 21,100 21,427 20,902 20,692
EMPLOYMENT 19,874 20,347 20,496 20,529 20,174 19,148 18,639 18,475 19,978 20,406 20,709 20,212 19,916
UNEMPLOYMENT 961 911 886 776 726 824 729 701 698 694 718 690 776
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.5 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.8
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,485 17,839 17,964 17,892 17,605 16,803 16,283 16,127 17,408 17,750 18,021 17,586 17,397
EMPLOYMENT 16,755 17,153 17,279 17,307 17,008 16,143 15,714 15,575 16,842 17,203 17,459 17,040 16,790
UNEMPLOYMENT 730 686 685 585 597 660 569 552 566 547 562 546 607
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.4 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.5
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,445 5,442 5,458 5,478 5,582 5,813 5,690 5,768 5,651 5,632 5,560 5,469 5,583
EMPLOYMENT 5,088 5,112 5,122 5,176 5,319 5,525 5,428 5,520 5,402 5,368 5,285 5,169 5,293
UNEMPLOYMENT 357 330 336 302 263 288 262 248 249 264 275 300 290
UNEMPL. RATE 6.6 6.1 6.2 5.5 4.7 5.0 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.5 5.2
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,032 25,884 26,008 25,806 25,505 25,741 25,354 25,267 25,453 25,548 25,948 25,836 25,698
EMPLOYMENT 24,608 24,608 24,770 24,612 24,440 24,648 24,337 24,307 24,520 24,617 24,983 24,835 24,607
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,424 1,276 1,238 1,194 1,065 1,093 1,017 960 933 931 965 1,001 1,091
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.2
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,665 16,567 16,658 16,528 16,363 16,510 16,243 16,170 16,313 16,375 16,643 16,560 16,467
EMPLOYMENT 15,864 15,864 15,969 15,867 15,756 15,890 15,689 15,670 15,807 15,870 16,106 16,011 15,864
UNEMPLOYMENT 801 703 689 661 607 620 554 500 506 505 537 549 603
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.7
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,017 7,999 8,085 8,105 8,380 8,917 8,789 8,406 8,402 8,506 8,492 8,434 8,378
EMPLOYMENT 7,539 7,570 7,679 7,732 8,048 8,575 8,475 8,090 8,079 8,176 8,146 8,083 8,016
UNEMPLOYMENT 478 429 406 373 332 342 314 316 323 330 346 351 362
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.3
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,080 8,089 8,117 8,082 8,073 8,205 8,011 8,028 8,003 8,154 8,243 8,209 8,108
EMPLOYMENT 7,715 7,742 7,782 7,778 7,795 7,908 7,733 7,770 7,740 7,888 7,960 7,919 7,811
UNEMPLOYMENT 365 347 335 304 278 297 278 258 263 266 283 290 297
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,689 3,637 3,605 3,607 3,678 3,761 3,682 3,759 3,725 3,732 3,707 3,714 3,691
EMPLOYMENT 3,457 3,428 3,406 3,422 3,524 3,608 3,540 3,627 3,593 3,594 3,565 3,564 3,527
UNEMPLOYMENT 232 209 199 185 154 153 142 132 132 138 142 150 164
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.1 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.4
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,285 21,176 21,317 21,113 20,981 21,271 20,891 21,101 20,849 20,840 21,097 20,629 21,046
EMPLOYMENT 19,721 19,729 19,967 19,877 19,918 20,139 19,741 20,018 19,807 19,754 19,995 19,507 19,848
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,564 1,447 1,350 1,236 1,063 1,132 1,150 1,083 1,042 1,086 1,102 1,122 1,198
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 6.8 6.3 5.9 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.7
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,264 7,299 7,255 7,201 7,254 7,280 7,173 7,301 7,325 7,525 7,601 7,513 7,333
EMPLOYMENT 6,909 6,970 6,925 6,861 6,948 6,955 6,862 7,015 7,051 7,245 7,322 7,237 7,025
UNEMPLOYMENT 355 329 330 340 306 325 311 286 274 280 279 276 308
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.2 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.2
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,561 2,554 2,540 2,536 2,575 2,628 2,619 2,611 2,577 2,493 2,503 2,482 2,557
EMPLOYMENT 2,405 2,406 2,405 2,412 2,460 2,510 2,513 2,508 2,468 2,388 2,391 2,365 2,436
UNEMPLOYMENT 156 148 135 124 115 118 106 103 109 105 112 117 121
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.8 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.5 4.7 4.7
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,369 4,312 4,376 4,353 4,468 4,706 4,709 4,620 4,483 4,478 4,440 4,417 4,478
EMPLOYMENT 4,088 4,030 4,109 4,103 4,260 4,495 4,507 4,432 4,299 4,273 4,227 4,183 4,251
UNEMPLOYMENT 281 282 267 250 208 211 202 188 184 205 213 234 227
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.5 6.1 5.7 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.6 4.8 5.3 5.1
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,110 8,067 8,082 7,981 8,058 8,671 8,368 8,300 8,264 8,107 7,984 7,990 8,165
EMPLOYMENT 7,472 7,468 7,486 7,443 7,626 8,241 7,975 7,932 7,903 7,717 7,572 7,527 7,697
UNEMPLOYMENT 638 599 596 538 432 430 393 368 361 390 412 463 468
UNEMPL. RATE 7.9 7.4 7.4 6.7 5.4 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.8 5.2 5.8 5.7
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,330 1,331 1,336 1,349 1,376 1,406 1,373 1,385 1,373 1,448 1,425 1,431 1,381
EMPLOYMENT 1,273 1,281 1,285 1,301 1,331 1,355 1,326 1,338 1,328 1,403 1,375 1,383 1,332
UNEMPLOYMENT 57 50 51 48 45 51 47 47 45 45 50 48 49
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.5 3.4 3.5
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,036 14,990 15,067 15,096 15,835 17,221 17,493 17,221 16,425 15,738 15,121 15,125 15,864
EMPLOYMENT 13,971 14,006 14,097 14,242 15,097 16,472 16,786 16,568 15,788 15,022 14,350 14,273 15,056
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,065 984 970 854 738 749 707 653 637 716 771 852 808
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 6.6 6.4 5.7 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.5 5.1 5.6 5.1
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,671 4,682 4,770 5,013 5,140 4,839 4,739 4,766 4,820 4,798 4,735 4,674 4,804
EMPLOYMENT 4,401 4,454 4,548 4,806 4,956 4,636 4,532 4,568 4,632 4,608 4,525 4,450 4,593
UNEMPLOYMENT 270 228 222 207 184 203 207 198 188 190 210 224 211
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 4.9 4.7 4.1 3.6 4.2 4.4 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.8 4.4
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,610 15,532 15,560 15,704 15,702 16,043 16,075 15,902 15,781 15,827 15,926 15,836 15,792
EMPLOYMENT 14,437 14,383 14,467 14,733 14,891 15,233 15,315 15,202 15,109 15,118 15,167 15,021 14,923
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,173 1,149 1,093 971 811 810 760 700 672 709 759 815 869
UNEMPL. RATE 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.2 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.8 5.1 5.5
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,975 4,874 4,877 4,881 4,975 5,175 5,225 5,303 5,240 5,235 5,199 5,019 5,081
EMPLOYMENT 4,649 4,579 4,597 4,621 4,753 4,950 5,011 5,103 5,040 5,026 4,981 4,796 4,842
UNEMPLOYMENT 326 295 280 260 222 225 214 200 200 209 218 223 239
UNEMPL. RATE 6.6 6.1 5.7 5.3 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.7
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 24,356 24,158 24,165 24,187 23,808 23,962 23,775 23,808 23,601 23,556 23,703 23,527 23,883
EMPLOYMENT 23,034 22,945 22,994 23,124 22,841 22,912 22,793 22,879 22,671 22,613 22,734 22,521 22,838
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,322 1,213 1,171 1,063 967 1,050 982 929 930 943 969 1,006 1,045
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 5.0 4.8 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.4
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,426 13,341 13,286 12,968 13,101 15,481 16,133 16,082 14,908 13,948 12,816 13,793 14,107
EMPLOYMENT 12,524 12,554 12,503 11,790 12,221 14,859 15,588 15,574 14,392 13,213 11,700 12,898 13,318
UNEMPLOYMENT 902 787 783 1,178 880 622 545 508 516 735 1,116 895 789
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 5.9 5.9 9.1 6.7 4.0 3.4 3.2 3.5 5.3 8.7 6.5 5.6
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,144 10,015 10,039 9,991 9,972 9,950 9,907 9,978 9,898 9,831 9,893 9,893 9,960
EMPLOYMENT 9,487 9,415 9,458 9,451 9,463 9,416 9,427 9,516 9,432 9,371 9,391 9,390 9,435
UNEMPLOYMENT 657 600 581 540 509 534 480 462 466 460 502 503 525
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.4 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.3
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,373 4,320 4,284 4,315 4,327 4,446 4,473 4,447 4,333 4,346 4,373 4,314 4,362
EMPLOYMENT 4,077 4,044 4,029 4,078 4,126 4,248 4,282 4,263 4,144 4,154 4,189 4,123 4,146
UNEMPLOYMENT 296 276 255 237 201 198 191 184 189 192 184 191 216
UNEMPL. RATE 6.8 6.4 6.0 5.5 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.4 5.0
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,941 3,925 3,932 4,010 3,963 3,958 3,811 3,937 4,000 3,991 4,017 3,989 3,956
EMPLOYMENT 3,748 3,750 3,771 3,860 3,819 3,819 3,687 3,822 3,879 3,863 3,891 3,860 3,814
UNEMPLOYMENT 193 175 161 150 144 139 124 115 121 128 126 129 142
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.6
Benchmark Run Date 03/2018

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