2014 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 303,565 303,074 304,153 303,846 305,048 311,751 311,406 309,276 306,555 306,976 306,634 303,687 306,331
EMPLOYMENT 287,620 288,319 289,960 290,856 292,943 299,109 299,663 298,047 295,590 295,782 293,880 292,114 293,657
UNEMPLOYMENT 15,945 14,755 14,193 12,990 12,105 12,642 11,743 11,229 10,965 11,194 12,754 11,573 12,674
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 4.2 3.8 4.1
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 43,059 43,116 43,312 43,324 42,876 43,399 43,768 43,028 43,008 43,444 44,117 43,806 43,355
EMPLOYMENT 40,820 41,099 41,349 41,621 41,244 41,630 42,120 41,438 41,453 41,891 42,412 42,265 41,612
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,239 2,017 1,963 1,703 1,632 1,769 1,648 1,590 1,555 1,553 1,705 1,541 1,743
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.7 4.5 3.9 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.5 4.0
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,818 31,899 32,067 32,076 31,790 32,160 32,424 31,879 31,844 32,191 32,666 32,440 32,104
EMPLOYMENT 30,366 30,574 30,760 30,962 30,682 30,969 31,333 30,826 30,837 31,163 31,550 31,441 30,955
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,452 1,325 1,307 1,114 1,108 1,191 1,091 1,053 1,007 1,028 1,116 999 1,149
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.6
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,320 48,531 48,945 48,832 48,454 48,760 49,624 48,840 48,262 48,606 49,206 48,766 48,762
EMPLOYMENT 45,694 46,064 46,628 46,804 46,468 46,659 47,664 46,908 46,409 46,752 47,059 46,762 46,656
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,626 2,467 2,317 2,028 1,986 2,101 1,960 1,932 1,853 1,854 2,147 2,004 2,106
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 4.4 4.1 4.3
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,460 31,583 31,863 31,785 31,567 31,764 32,334 31,799 31,458 31,670 32,090 31,798 31,764
EMPLOYMENT 29,823 30,065 30,433 30,548 30,328 30,453 31,109 30,615 30,290 30,514 30,714 30,520 30,451
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,637 1,518 1,430 1,237 1,239 1,311 1,225 1,184 1,168 1,156 1,376 1,278 1,313
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 4.8 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.3 4.0 4.1
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,553 21,060 21,151 20,906 20,717 19,771 19,228 19,069 20,525 20,945 21,212 20,708 20,487
EMPLOYMENT 19,728 20,279 20,399 20,262 20,043 18,992 18,516 18,393 19,867 20,285 20,513 20,099 19,781
UNEMPLOYMENT 825 781 752 644 674 779 712 676 658 660 699 609 706
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.1 3.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.3 2.9 3.4
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,219 17,662 17,760 17,548 17,401 16,609 16,141 16,015 17,258 17,602 17,807 17,378 17,201
EMPLOYMENT 16,599 17,062 17,163 17,048 16,864 15,979 15,579 15,475 16,716 17,067 17,259 16,911 16,644
UNEMPLOYMENT 620 600 597 500 537 630 562 540 542 535 548 467 557
UNEMPL. RATE 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.8 3.1 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.7 3.2
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,389 5,335 5,410 5,475 5,670 5,808 5,749 5,773 5,688 5,651 5,572 5,427 5,579
EMPLOYMENT 5,063 5,033 5,108 5,222 5,425 5,562 5,516 5,560 5,483 5,438 5,336 5,196 5,329
UNEMPLOYMENT 326 302 302 253 245 246 233 213 205 213 236 231 250
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.7 5.6 4.6 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.2 4.3 4.5
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,897 25,962 25,964 26,012 26,095 26,653 26,694 26,598 26,234 26,180 26,527 26,231 26,254
EMPLOYMENT 24,756 24,949 24,988 25,153 25,265 25,757 25,859 25,796 25,458 25,395 25,663 25,472 25,376
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,141 1,013 976 859 830 896 835 802 776 785 864 759 878
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 3.9 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3 2.9 3.3
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,648 16,699 16,739 16,749 16,800 17,197 17,226 17,166 16,912 16,870 17,076 16,897 16,915
EMPLOYMENT 16,000 16,124 16,150 16,256 16,329 16,647 16,713 16,672 16,453 16,413 16,586 16,462 16,400
UNEMPLOYMENT 648 575 589 493 471 550 513 494 459 457 490 435 515
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.4 3.5 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.6 3.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,470 8,330 8,242 8,219 8,470 9,052 8,665 8,369 8,418 8,569 8,322 8,128 8,438
EMPLOYMENT 8,059 7,946 7,861 7,882 8,133 8,704 8,359 8,077 8,113 8,276 8,000 7,817 8,102
UNEMPLOYMENT 411 384 381 337 337 348 306 292 305 293 322 311 336
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.9 3.8 4.0
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,289 8,202 8,219 8,239 8,293 8,505 8,287 8,298 8,360 8,453 8,528 8,400 8,340
EMPLOYMENT 7,971 7,924 7,954 8,002 8,061 8,237 8,041 8,064 8,128 8,230 8,279 8,174 8,089
UNEMPLOYMENT 318 278 265 237 232 268 246 234 232 223 249 226 251
UNEMPL. RATE 3.8 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.9 2.7 3.0
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,772 3,624 3,609 3,617 3,685 3,803 3,757 3,885 3,771 3,735 3,675 3,596 3,711
EMPLOYMENT 3,592 3,454 3,441 3,462 3,546 3,653 3,623 3,759 3,651 3,617 3,545 3,461 3,567
UNEMPLOYMENT 180 170 168 155 139 150 134 126 120 118 130 135 144
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.3 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.8 3.9
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,552 20,541 20,715 20,686 20,543 20,629 20,401 20,637 20,423 20,833 20,532 20,191 20,557
EMPLOYMENT 19,231 19,288 19,540 19,657 19,595 19,641 19,431 19,759 19,565 19,971 19,539 19,224 19,537
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,321 1,253 1,175 1,029 948 988 970 878 858 862 993 967 1,020
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.0 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.8 4.8 5.0
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,308 7,115 7,098 7,114 7,113 7,131 7,089 7,144 7,125 7,174 7,203 7,055 7,139
EMPLOYMENT 7,006 6,838 6,812 6,849 6,860 6,848 6,835 6,898 6,894 6,945 6,970 6,843 6,883
UNEMPLOYMENT 302 277 286 265 253 283 254 246 231 229 233 212 256
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.6
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,497 2,503 2,525 2,486 2,493 2,552 2,558 2,508 2,435 2,415 2,462 2,405 2,487
EMPLOYMENT 2,370 2,378 2,408 2,378 2,398 2,451 2,460 2,412 2,346 2,323 2,369 2,315 2,384
UNEMPLOYMENT 127 125 117 108 95 101 98 96 89 92 93 90 103
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.3 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.1
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,438 4,379 4,357 4,409 4,444 4,796 4,620 4,655 4,437 4,504 4,441 4,276 4,480
EMPLOYMENT 4,165 4,118 4,118 4,194 4,249 4,598 4,440 4,489 4,280 4,344 4,257 4,090 4,279
UNEMPLOYMENT 273 261 239 215 195 198 180 166 157 160 184 186 201
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.6 4.1 4.3 4.5
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,087 8,065 8,065 7,940 8,062 8,755 8,416 8,460 8,352 8,294 8,152 8,171 8,235
EMPLOYMENT 7,517 7,535 7,552 7,482 7,670 8,353 8,050 8,109 8,011 7,929 7,754 7,782 7,812
UNEMPLOYMENT 570 530 513 458 392 402 366 351 341 365 398 389 423
UNEMPL. RATE 7.0 6.6 6.4 5.8 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.9 4.8 5.1
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,386 1,349 1,330 1,361 1,340 1,379 1,342 1,376 1,349 1,352 1,351 1,296 1,351
EMPLOYMENT 1,332 1,300 1,281 1,317 1,299 1,330 1,294 1,328 1,307 1,314 1,309 1,260 1,306
UNEMPLOYMENT 54 49 49 44 41 49 48 48 42 38 42 36 45
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.2 3.1 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.3
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,909 14,795 14,897 14,915 15,755 17,113 17,360 17,087 16,306 15,819 15,132 14,876 15,747
EMPLOYMENT 13,976 13,926 14,078 14,195 15,140 16,470 16,749 16,488 15,730 15,218 14,392 14,193 15,046
UNEMPLOYMENT 933 869 819 720 615 643 611 599 576 601 740 683 701
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.9 5.5 4.8 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.8 4.9 4.6 4.5
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,677 4,610 4,696 5,012 5,183 4,923 4,693 4,685 4,758 4,740 4,753 4,630 4,780
EMPLOYMENT 4,437 4,398 4,497 4,844 5,015 4,726 4,500 4,514 4,591 4,580 4,586 4,468 4,596
UNEMPLOYMENT 240 212 199 168 168 197 193 171 167 160 167 162 184
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.6 4.2 3.4 3.2 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.8
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,655 15,653 15,633 15,821 15,908 16,181 16,122 16,131 15,989 15,936 16,036 15,772 15,903
EMPLOYMENT 14,667 14,724 14,760 15,054 15,236 15,487 15,483 15,516 15,375 15,323 15,312 15,081 15,168
UNEMPLOYMENT 988 929 873 767 672 694 639 615 614 613 724 691 735
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.9 5.6 4.8 4.2 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.4 4.6
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,885 4,692 4,671 4,759 4,875 4,966 4,967 5,001 4,920 4,967 4,937 4,830 4,872
EMPLOYMENT 4,634 4,459 4,432 4,538 4,673 4,757 4,778 4,829 4,737 4,779 4,732 4,622 4,664
UNEMPLOYMENT 251 233 239 221 202 209 189 172 183 188 205 208 208
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.3 4.3
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 23,554 23,581 23,665 23,433 23,500 23,456 23,071 22,967 22,929 22,945 23,252 23,129 23,290
EMPLOYMENT 22,422 22,519 22,629 22,529 22,603 22,493 22,169 22,100 22,085 22,114 22,381 22,304 22,362
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,132 1,062 1,036 904 897 963 902 867 844 831 871 825 928
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.8 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.0
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,813 13,701 13,675 13,249 13,448 15,901 16,664 16,532 15,184 14,278 12,883 13,896 14,436
EMPLOYMENT 13,109 13,074 13,049 12,192 12,661 15,355 16,195 16,086 14,742 13,620 11,865 13,265 13,768
UNEMPLOYMENT 704 627 626 1,057 787 546 469 446 442 658 1,018 631 668
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.6 4.6 8.0 5.9 3.4 2.8 2.7 2.9 4.6 7.9 4.5 4.6
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,813 9,793 9,800 9,852 9,899 9,867 10,117 9,990 9,826 9,842 9,928 9,857 9,882
EMPLOYMENT 9,231 9,249 9,263 9,352 9,432 9,380 9,665 9,554 9,388 9,413 9,508 9,459 9,408
UNEMPLOYMENT 582 544 537 500 467 487 452 436 438 429 420 398 474
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.8
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,276 4,200 4,229 4,201 4,247 4,313 4,312 4,298 4,260 4,308 4,377 4,298 4,276
EMPLOYMENT 4,032 3,971 4,003 4,015 4,070 4,128 4,144 4,144 4,104 4,159 4,195 4,131 4,091
UNEMPLOYMENT 244 229 226 186 177 185 168 154 156 149 182 167 185
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.5 5.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.5 4.2 3.9 4.3
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,967 3,935 3,947 3,986 3,979 4,036 3,900 3,943 3,996 3,984 4,036 3,943 3,971
EMPLOYMENT 3,809 3,793 3,810 3,852 3,857 3,897 3,772 3,824 3,872 3,864 3,906 3,832 3,841
UNEMPLOYMENT 158 142 137 134 122 139 128 119 124 120 130 111 130
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 2.8 3.3
Benchmark Run Date 03/2018

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