2013 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 303,988 303,316 304,385 304,429 304,599 311,450 310,830 308,650 306,052 306,560 306,599 305,285 306,346
EMPLOYMENT 285,515 286,306 288,072 288,972 291,076 297,486 297,804 296,200 293,831 293,795 292,991 291,169 291,935
UNEMPLOYMENT 18,473 17,010 16,313 15,457 13,523 13,964 13,026 12,450 12,221 12,765 13,608 14,116 14,411
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.7
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 43,089 42,929 43,207 43,088 42,854 43,145 43,494 42,850 42,496 42,994 43,398 43,264 43,067
EMPLOYMENT 40,717 40,739 41,107 41,090 41,031 41,184 41,660 41,086 40,748 41,204 41,577 41,320 41,122
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,372 2,190 2,100 1,998 1,823 1,961 1,834 1,764 1,748 1,790 1,821 1,944 1,945
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.5 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 31,816 31,733 31,957 31,847 31,732 31,971 32,235 31,750 31,505 31,851 32,156 31,981 31,878
EMPLOYMENT 30,300 30,317 30,591 30,578 30,534 30,648 31,002 30,575 30,324 30,663 30,940 30,749 30,602
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,516 1,416 1,366 1,269 1,198 1,323 1,233 1,175 1,181 1,188 1,216 1,232 1,276
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 47,964 48,045 48,154 48,503 48,275 48,905 49,822 48,859 47,903 48,776 48,827 48,512 48,545
EMPLOYMENT 44,903 45,257 45,554 46,091 46,122 46,656 47,730 46,811 45,890 46,736 46,726 46,248 46,227
UNEMPLOYMENT 3,061 2,788 2,600 2,412 2,153 2,249 2,092 2,048 2,013 2,040 2,101 2,264 2,318
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 31,236 31,246 31,337 31,536 31,430 31,859 32,416 31,819 31,196 31,763 31,797 31,555 31,599
EMPLOYMENT 29,298 29,529 29,723 30,073 30,093 30,442 31,142 30,543 29,942 30,494 30,487 30,175 30,162
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,938 1,717 1,614 1,463 1,337 1,417 1,274 1,276 1,254 1,269 1,310 1,380 1,437
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 5.5 5.2 4.6 4.3 4.4 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.5
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,775 21,204 21,331 21,283 20,884 19,968 19,355 19,156 20,664 21,098 21,445 20,933 20,675
EMPLOYMENT 19,816 20,296 20,447 20,513 20,165 19,148 18,631 18,455 19,972 20,410 20,732 20,241 19,902
UNEMPLOYMENT 959 908 884 770 719 820 724 701 692 688 713 692 773
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.4 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.7
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,435 17,794 17,922 17,874 17,591 16,800 16,272 16,110 17,398 17,749 18,036 17,611 17,382
EMPLOYMENT 16,706 17,110 17,238 17,293 17,000 16,143 15,707 15,558 16,837 17,207 17,478 17,064 16,778
UNEMPLOYMENT 729 684 684 581 591 657 565 552 561 542 558 547 604
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.4 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.2 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 5,429 5,428 5,445 5,472 5,577 5,812 5,685 5,762 5,647 5,630 5,564 5,477 5,577
EMPLOYMENT 5,073 5,099 5,110 5,172 5,317 5,525 5,425 5,514 5,400 5,369 5,291 5,176 5,289
UNEMPLOYMENT 356 329 335 300 260 287 260 248 247 261 273 301 288
UNEMPL. RATE 6.6 6.1 6.2 5.5 4.7 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.5 5.2
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,958 25,819 25,944 25,778 25,484 25,735 25,337 25,241 25,438 25,545 25,970 25,874 25,677
EMPLOYMENT 24,537 24,546 24,710 24,593 24,430 24,647 24,327 24,281 24,512 24,622 25,011 24,870 24,591
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,421 1,273 1,234 1,185 1,054 1,088 1,010 960 926 923 959 1,004 1,086
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.6 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 16,618 16,525 16,617 16,510 16,350 16,506 16,233 16,153 16,304 16,373 16,658 16,584 16,453
EMPLOYMENT 15,818 15,824 15,930 15,854 15,749 15,889 15,683 15,653 15,802 15,873 16,124 16,033 15,853
UNEMPLOYMENT 800 701 687 656 601 617 550 500 502 500 534 551 600
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.6
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,994 7,978 8,066 8,096 8,373 8,915 8,784 8,397 8,397 8,505 8,499 8,446 8,371
EMPLOYMENT 7,517 7,550 7,661 7,725 8,045 8,575 8,472 8,081 8,077 8,177 8,155 8,094 8,011
UNEMPLOYMENT 477 428 405 371 328 340 312 316 320 328 344 352 360
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.4 5.0 4.6 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.3
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,056 8,068 8,097 8,074 8,067 8,204 8,006 8,020 7,999 8,153 8,250 8,222 8,102
EMPLOYMENT 7,692 7,722 7,763 7,772 7,792 7,908 7,730 7,762 7,738 7,889 7,969 7,931 7,806
UNEMPLOYMENT 364 346 334 302 275 296 276 258 261 264 281 291 296
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,678 3,628 3,596 3,604 3,675 3,761 3,680 3,755 3,723 3,731 3,710 3,720 3,688
EMPLOYMENT 3,447 3,419 3,398 3,420 3,523 3,608 3,539 3,623 3,592 3,594 3,569 3,569 3,525
UNEMPLOYMENT 231 209 198 184 152 153 141 132 131 137 141 151 163
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.1 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.4
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,225 21,121 21,265 21,089 20,961 21,266 20,875 21,079 20,835 20,835 21,113 20,659 21,027
EMPLOYMENT 19,664 19,678 19,919 19,862 19,909 20,138 19,733 19,997 19,801 19,758 20,018 19,534 19,834
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,561 1,443 1,346 1,227 1,052 1,128 1,142 1,082 1,034 1,077 1,095 1,125 1,193
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 6.8 6.3 5.8 5.0 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 7,243 7,281 7,239 7,193 7,248 7,278 7,168 7,294 7,321 7,524 7,607 7,524 7,327
EMPLOYMENT 6,889 6,953 6,909 6,856 6,945 6,955 6,859 7,008 7,049 7,246 7,330 7,247 7,021
UNEMPLOYMENT 354 328 330 337 303 323 309 286 272 278 277 277 306
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 4.2
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,553 2,548 2,533 2,533 2,573 2,628 2,617 2,608 2,575 2,493 2,505 2,485 2,554
EMPLOYMENT 2,398 2,400 2,399 2,410 2,459 2,510 2,512 2,505 2,467 2,388 2,394 2,368 2,434
UNEMPLOYMENT 155 148 134 123 114 118 105 103 108 105 111 117 120
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.8 5.3 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.7 4.7
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,356 4,302 4,366 4,347 4,464 4,705 4,707 4,615 4,479 4,476 4,443 4,424 4,474
EMPLOYMENT 4,076 4,020 4,099 4,099 4,258 4,495 4,506 4,427 4,297 4,273 4,231 4,189 4,248
UNEMPLOYMENT 280 282 267 248 206 210 201 188 182 203 212 235 226
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.6 6.1 5.7 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.8 5.3 5.1
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,087 8,046 8,062 7,971 8,051 8,668 8,363 8,292 8,258 8,102 7,988 7,999 8,158
EMPLOYMENT 7,451 7,449 7,468 7,437 7,623 8,240 7,972 7,924 7,901 7,718 7,581 7,537 7,692
UNEMPLOYMENT 636 597 594 534 428 428 391 368 357 384 407 462 466
UNEMPL. RATE 7.9 7.4 7.4 6.7 5.3 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.8 5.7
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,326 1,327 1,333 1,348 1,374 1,406 1,373 1,384 1,371 1,447 1,427 1,433 1,380
EMPLOYMENT 1,269 1,277 1,282 1,300 1,330 1,355 1,326 1,337 1,327 1,403 1,377 1,384 1,331
UNEMPLOYMENT 57 50 51 48 44 51 47 47 44 44 50 49 49
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.6
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,992 14,951 15,031 15,078 15,821 17,218 17,481 17,203 16,415 15,735 15,133 15,148 15,850
EMPLOYMENT 13,930 13,970 14,063 14,231 15,090 16,472 16,779 16,550 15,783 15,025 14,367 14,294 15,046
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,062 981 968 847 731 746 702 653 632 710 766 854 804
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 6.6 6.4 5.6 4.6 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 4,658 4,670 4,759 5,008 5,136 4,838 4,735 4,761 4,817 4,797 4,738 4,682 4,800
EMPLOYMENT 4,389 4,443 4,537 4,802 4,954 4,636 4,530 4,563 4,630 4,609 4,530 4,457 4,590
UNEMPLOYMENT 269 227 222 206 182 202 205 198 187 188 208 225 210
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 4.9 4.7 4.1 3.5 4.2 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.4 4.8 4.4
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,565 15,492 15,523 15,685 15,688 16,038 16,063 15,885 15,770 15,824 15,938 15,859 15,777
EMPLOYMENT 14,395 14,346 14,433 14,722 14,885 15,232 15,309 15,185 15,104 15,121 15,184 15,042 14,913
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,170 1,146 1,090 963 803 806 754 700 666 703 754 817 864
UNEMPL. RATE 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.1 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.7 5.2 5.5
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,960 4,861 4,865 4,875 4,970 5,174 5,222 5,297 5,236 5,234 5,203 5,026 5,077
EMPLOYMENT 4,635 4,567 4,586 4,617 4,751 4,950 5,009 5,097 5,038 5,027 4,986 4,803 4,839
UNEMPLOYMENT 325 294 279 258 219 224 213 200 198 207 217 223 238
UNEMPL. RATE 6.6 6.0 5.7 5.3 4.4 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 24,286 24,095 24,105 24,161 23,789 23,957 23,759 23,783 23,586 23,552 23,721 23,562 23,863
EMPLOYMENT 22,967 22,886 22,938 23,106 22,832 22,911 22,784 22,854 22,664 22,617 22,759 22,553 22,823
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,319 1,209 1,167 1,055 957 1,046 975 929 922 935 962 1,009 1,040
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 5.0 4.8 4.4 4.0 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 13,388 13,307 13,253 12,950 13,087 15,479 16,124 16,065 14,899 13,944 12,821 13,814 14,094
EMPLOYMENT 12,488 12,522 12,473 11,781 12,216 14,859 15,582 15,557 14,388 13,216 11,713 12,916 13,309
UNEMPLOYMENT 900 785 780 1,169 871 620 542 508 511 728 1,108 898 785
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 5.9 5.9 9.0 6.7 4.0 3.4 3.2 3.4 5.2 8.6 6.5 5.6
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,114 9,989 10,015 9,980 9,963 9,947 9,900 9,967 9,891 9,828 9,900 9,907 9,950
EMPLOYMENT 9,459 9,391 9,435 9,444 9,459 9,415 9,423 9,505 9,429 9,372 9,401 9,403 9,428
UNEMPLOYMENT 655 598 580 536 504 532 477 462 462 456 499 504 522
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.6 5.0 5.1 5.2
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,361 4,308 4,274 4,311 4,323 4,445 4,470 4,443 4,331 4,345 4,377 4,321 4,359
EMPLOYMENT 4,065 4,033 4,019 4,075 4,124 4,248 4,280 4,259 4,143 4,155 4,194 4,129 4,144
UNEMPLOYMENT 296 275 255 236 199 197 190 184 188 190 183 192 215
UNEMPL. RATE 6.8 6.4 6.0 5.5 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.9
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,929 3,916 3,922 4,006 3,960 3,958 3,809 3,933 3,997 3,991 4,021 3,994 3,953
EMPLOYMENT 3,737 3,741 3,761 3,857 3,818 3,819 3,686 3,818 3,877 3,864 3,896 3,865 3,812
UNEMPLOYMENT 192 175 161 149 142 139 123 115 120 127 125 129 141
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.6
Benchmark Run Date 03/2017

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