2015 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 302,662 302,358 303,963 303,270 304,156 310,216 309,326 307,308 304,144 304,489 303,606 301,797 304,775
EMPLOYMENT 288,628 289,037 290,095 290,315 291,339 296,643 296,934 295,372 292,513 292,082 289,864 287,405 291,686
UNEMPLOYMENT 14,034 13,321 13,868 12,955 12,817 13,573 12,392 11,936 11,631 12,407 13,742 14,392 13,089
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.8 4.3
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 43,735 43,845 43,982 43,520 42,657 42,736 42,582 42,024 41,940 42,645 42,811 42,729 42,934
EMPLOYMENT 41,831 41,993 41,889 41,453 40,541 40,481 40,475 39,963 39,889 40,531 40,538 40,266 40,821
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,904 1,852 2,093 2,067 2,116 2,255 2,107 2,061 2,051 2,114 2,273 2,463 2,113
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.2 4.8 4.7 5.0 5.3 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.8 4.9
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 32,365 32,427 32,523 32,202 31,559 31,628 31,523 31,095 31,046 31,587 31,698 31,624 31,773
EMPLOYMENT 31,010 31,130 31,053 30,730 30,054 30,009 30,005 29,625 29,571 30,047 30,052 29,850 30,261
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,355 1,297 1,470 1,472 1,505 1,619 1,518 1,470 1,475 1,540 1,646 1,774 1,512
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.6 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.6 4.8
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,553 48,782 49,090 48,923 48,452 48,440 49,306 48,648 48,024 48,418 49,186 48,907 48,727
EMPLOYMENT 46,172 46,676 46,976 47,145 46,655 46,453 47,490 46,869 46,283 46,602 47,291 46,849 46,788
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,381 2,106 2,114 1,778 1,797 1,987 1,816 1,779 1,741 1,816 1,895 2,058 1,939
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.3 4.3 3.6 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.0
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,741 31,898 32,068 31,958 31,666 31,672 32,235 31,759 31,414 31,669 32,195 31,979 31,855
EMPLOYMENT 30,142 30,471 30,666 30,777 30,457 30,325 31,002 30,597 30,214 30,422 30,872 30,583 30,544
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,599 1,427 1,402 1,181 1,209 1,347 1,233 1,162 1,200 1,247 1,323 1,396 1,311
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.5 4.4 3.7 3.8 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.1
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,265 20,877 21,020 21,171 20,828 19,939 19,465 19,187 20,762 21,348 21,714 21,601 20,681
EMPLOYMENT 19,510 20,174 20,328 20,603 20,229 19,226 18,819 18,553 20,167 20,713 21,058 20,945 20,027
UNEMPLOYMENT 755 703 692 568 599 713 646 634 595 635 656 656 654
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.4 3.3 2.7 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,965 17,491 17,623 17,758 17,463 16,729 16,328 16,094 17,414 17,909 18,205 18,100 17,340
EMPLOYMENT 16,391 16,949 17,078 17,309 16,995 16,153 15,811 15,587 16,943 17,402 17,692 17,597 16,826
UNEMPLOYMENT 574 542 545 449 468 576 517 507 471 507 513 503 514
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.1 3.1 2.5 2.7 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,407 5,352 5,444 5,492 5,637 5,901 5,830 5,725 5,572 5,565 5,539 5,377 5,571
EMPLOYMENT 5,145 5,091 5,152 5,258 5,407 5,646 5,583 5,498 5,349 5,339 5,296 5,106 5,323
UNEMPLOYMENT 262 261 292 234 230 255 247 227 223 226 243 271 248
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.9 5.4 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.4 5.0 4.5
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,324 26,224 26,225 26,062 25,782 25,832 25,910 25,880 25,344 25,596 25,684 25,536 25,867
EMPLOYMENT 25,351 25,271 25,194 25,087 24,770 24,708 24,891 24,904 24,403 24,588 24,602 24,355 24,844
UNEMPLOYMENT 973 953 1,031 975 1,012 1,124 1,019 976 941 1,008 1,082 1,181 1,023
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.4 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.6 4.0
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,097 17,033 17,052 16,936 16,767 16,821 16,858 16,827 16,479 16,615 16,673 16,569 16,811
EMPLOYMENT 16,426 16,374 16,324 16,255 16,049 16,009 16,128 16,136 15,812 15,931 15,940 15,780 16,097
UNEMPLOYMENT 671 659 728 681 718 812 730 691 667 684 733 789 714
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.0 4.3 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.2
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,022 7,885 7,956 8,063 8,353 8,889 9,139 9,249 8,962 8,536 8,267 8,139 8,455
EMPLOYMENT 7,665 7,535 7,597 7,759 8,057 8,565 8,849 8,993 8,704 8,230 7,928 7,789 8,139
UNEMPLOYMENT 357 350 359 304 296 324 290 256 258 306 339 350 316
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.4 4.5 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.6 4.1 4.3 3.7
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,362 8,352 8,388 8,445 8,441 8,457 8,202 8,272 8,232 8,341 8,319 8,172 8,332
EMPLOYMENT 8,076 8,069 8,075 8,154 8,116 8,118 7,917 7,975 7,955 8,052 7,999 7,801 8,026
UNEMPLOYMENT 286 283 313 291 325 339 285 297 277 289 320 371 306
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.4 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.8 4.5 3.7
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,668 3,536 3,535 3,565 3,737 3,999 3,886 3,933 3,787 3,705 3,678 3,568 3,716
EMPLOYMENT 3,506 3,386 3,387 3,442 3,604 3,861 3,772 3,830 3,681 3,590 3,548 3,427 3,586
UNEMPLOYMENT 162 150 148 123 133 138 114 103 106 115 130 141 130
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.2 4.2 3.5 3.6 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.8 3.1 3.5 4.0 3.5
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,268 20,128 20,216 20,137 20,170 20,751 20,262 20,355 20,134 20,549 20,340 20,160 20,289
EMPLOYMENT 19,038 18,951 19,005 19,083 19,088 19,596 19,124 19,290 19,144 19,525 19,190 18,884 19,160
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,230 1,177 1,211 1,054 1,082 1,155 1,138 1,065 990 1,024 1,150 1,276 1,129
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.8 6.0 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.7 6.3 5.6
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,005 6,863 6,892 6,988 7,117 7,299 7,195 7,277 7,144 7,187 7,170 7,003 7,095
EMPLOYMENT 6,743 6,641 6,656 6,760 6,884 7,026 6,963 7,057 6,930 6,955 6,942 6,771 6,861
UNEMPLOYMENT 262 222 236 228 233 273 232 220 214 232 228 232 234
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,366 2,368 2,391 2,375 2,410 2,479 2,442 2,431 2,394 2,415 2,406 2,387 2,405
EMPLOYMENT 2,260 2,261 2,273 2,264 2,315 2,374 2,350 2,338 2,304 2,322 2,308 2,284 2,304
UNEMPLOYMENT 106 107 118 111 95 105 92 93 90 93 98 103 101
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.7 3.9 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.2
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,182 4,078 4,113 4,116 4,214 4,491 4,425 4,367 4,233 4,170 4,126 4,021 4,212
EMPLOYMENT 3,925 3,836 3,866 3,890 4,005 4,289 4,236 4,187 4,068 4,000 3,945 3,809 4,005
UNEMPLOYMENT 257 242 247 226 209 202 189 180 165 170 181 212 207
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.9 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.4 5.3 4.9
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,228 8,196 8,196 8,150 8,356 8,921 8,623 8,513 8,591 8,527 8,420 8,455 8,431
EMPLOYMENT 7,725 7,711 7,723 7,755 7,983 8,532 8,274 8,184 8,253 8,168 8,040 8,039 8,032
UNEMPLOYMENT 503 485 473 395 373 389 349 329 338 359 380 416 399
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.9 5.8 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.5 4.9 4.7
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,321 1,277 1,277 1,280 1,336 1,413 1,394 1,362 1,353 1,334 1,319 1,296 1,330
EMPLOYMENT 1,276 1,236 1,240 1,247 1,303 1,368 1,347 1,316 1,318 1,295 1,277 1,256 1,290
UNEMPLOYMENT 45 41 37 33 33 45 47 46 35 39 42 40 40
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.5 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.0
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,749 14,548 14,791 14,902 16,033 17,509 17,558 17,293 16,458 15,727 15,222 14,826 15,801
EMPLOYMENT 13,939 13,809 14,023 14,234 15,395 16,848 16,959 16,719 15,887 15,113 14,463 14,044 15,119
UNEMPLOYMENT 810 739 768 668 638 661 599 574 571 614 759 782 682
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.1 5.2 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.9 5.0 5.3 4.3
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,728 4,755 4,965 5,017 5,068 5,098 5,032 5,075 4,998 4,904 4,787 4,639 4,922
EMPLOYMENT 4,512 4,551 4,770 4,848 4,897 4,908 4,843 4,880 4,815 4,715 4,577 4,424 4,728
UNEMPLOYMENT 216 204 195 169 171 190 189 195 183 189 210 215 194
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.3 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.4 4.6 3.9
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,630 15,686 15,745 15,856 16,094 16,440 16,276 16,042 15,835 15,916 16,094 15,962 15,965
EMPLOYMENT 14,768 14,908 14,974 15,203 15,455 15,796 15,669 15,454 15,276 15,301 15,410 15,212 15,286
UNEMPLOYMENT 862 778 771 653 639 644 607 588 559 615 684 750 679
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.7 4.3
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,801 4,569 4,556 4,451 4,547 4,831 4,689 4,669 4,571 4,487 4,427 4,360 4,580
EMPLOYMENT 4,545 4,296 4,288 4,197 4,313 4,587 4,468 4,455 4,357 4,270 4,199 4,103 4,340
UNEMPLOYMENT 256 273 268 254 234 244 221 214 214 217 228 257 240
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.9 5.2
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 23,070 23,207 23,189 23,251 22,784 22,466 22,274 22,352 22,501 22,819 22,988 22,629 22,794
EMPLOYMENT 22,064 22,156 22,070 22,195 21,689 21,284 21,211 21,351 21,511 21,778 21,851 21,434 21,716
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,006 1,051 1,119 1,056 1,095 1,182 1,063 1,001 990 1,041 1,137 1,195 1,078
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.8 5.3 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.3 4.7
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,982 13,903 13,931 13,455 13,967 16,227 16,963 16,768 15,534 14,546 13,147 14,287 14,725
EMPLOYMENT 13,406 13,388 13,427 12,524 13,280 15,742 16,574 16,410 15,161 13,976 12,240 13,701 14,152
UNEMPLOYMENT 576 515 504 931 687 485 389 358 373 570 907 586 573
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.7 3.6 6.9 4.9 3.0 2.3 2.1 2.4 3.9 6.9 4.1 3.9
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,780 9,838 9,927 9,817 9,879 9,593 9,619 9,648 9,503 9,538 9,631 9,561 9,695
EMPLOYMENT 9,315 9,357 9,411 9,306 9,382 9,064 9,159 9,193 9,052 9,079 9,130 9,042 9,208
UNEMPLOYMENT 465 481 516 511 497 529 460 455 451 459 501 519 487
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.0
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,257 4,145 4,210 4,256 4,296 4,443 4,385 4,298 4,294 4,224 4,289 4,224 4,277
EMPLOYMENT 4,057 3,944 3,999 4,073 4,114 4,247 4,211 4,138 4,145 4,074 4,117 4,044 4,097
UNEMPLOYMENT 200 201 211 183 182 196 174 160 149 150 172 180 180
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.8 5.0 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.6 4.0 4.3 4.2
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,958 3,944 3,924 3,980 4,000 4,062 3,867 3,938 3,977 3,993 4,041 3,959 3,970
EMPLOYMENT 3,799 3,796 3,772 3,837 3,860 3,924 3,747 3,815 3,859 3,865 3,916 3,822 3,834
UNEMPLOYMENT 159 148 152 143 140 138 120 123 118 128 125 137 136
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.4
Benchmark Run Date 03/2018

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