2015 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 302,808 302,822 304,636 304,429 305,204 311,380 310,245 307,846 304,353 304,311 302,892 300,859 305,149
EMPLOYMENT 288,847 289,604 290,909 291,737 292,684 297,987 298,031 295,974 292,846 292,008 289,223 286,400 292,188
UNEMPLOYMENT 13,961 13,218 13,727 12,692 12,520 13,393 12,214 11,872 11,507 12,303 13,669 14,459 12,961
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.5 4.8 4.2
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 43,757 43,913 44,079 43,681 42,795 42,890 42,701 42,095 41,963 42,617 42,709 42,600 42,983
EMPLOYMENT 41,863 42,075 42,007 41,656 40,728 40,664 40,625 40,045 39,934 40,521 40,448 40,125 40,891
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,894 1,838 2,072 2,025 2,067 2,226 2,076 2,050 2,029 2,096 2,261 2,475 2,092
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.8 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.3 5.8 4.9
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 32,382 32,478 32,596 32,323 31,663 31,744 31,612 31,148 31,063 31,566 31,622 31,529 31,810
EMPLOYMENT 31,034 31,191 31,141 30,881 30,193 30,145 30,116 29,686 29,604 30,039 29,985 29,746 30,313
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,348 1,287 1,455 1,442 1,470 1,599 1,496 1,462 1,459 1,527 1,637 1,783 1,497
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.6 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.7 4.7
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,575 48,856 49,200 49,118 48,625 48,624 49,456 48,733 48,058 48,391 49,071 48,753 48,788
EMPLOYMENT 46,207 46,767 47,108 47,376 46,870 46,664 47,666 46,964 46,336 46,590 47,186 46,685 46,868
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,368 2,089 2,092 1,742 1,755 1,960 1,790 1,769 1,722 1,801 1,885 2,068 1,920
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.3 4.3 3.5 3.6 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.2 3.9
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,755 31,946 32,140 32,085 31,778 31,791 32,332 31,814 31,436 31,650 32,119 31,879 31,894
EMPLOYMENT 30,164 30,530 30,753 30,928 30,597 30,463 31,117 30,659 30,249 30,414 30,803 30,476 30,596
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,591 1,416 1,387 1,157 1,181 1,328 1,215 1,155 1,187 1,236 1,316 1,403 1,298
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.4 4.3 3.6 3.7 4.2 3.8 3.6 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 20,275 20,912 21,070 21,261 20,907 20,017 19,526 19,222 20,779 21,336 21,663 21,531 20,708
EMPLOYMENT 19,524 20,214 20,385 20,704 20,322 19,313 18,889 18,591 20,190 20,707 21,011 20,872 20,060
UNEMPLOYMENT 751 698 685 557 585 704 637 631 589 629 652 659 648
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.3 3.3 2.6 2.8 3.5 3.3 3.3 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,974 17,521 17,665 17,835 17,530 16,794 16,379 16,124 17,428 17,899 18,162 18,040 17,362
EMPLOYMENT 16,403 16,983 17,126 17,394 17,073 16,226 15,869 15,619 16,962 17,397 17,652 17,535 16,853
UNEMPLOYMENT 571 538 539 441 457 568 510 505 466 502 510 505 509
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.1 3.1 2.5 2.6 3.4 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,410 5,360 5,457 5,513 5,657 5,923 5,848 5,735 5,576 5,562 5,527 5,360 5,578
EMPLOYMENT 5,149 5,101 5,167 5,283 5,432 5,671 5,604 5,509 5,355 5,338 5,285 5,088 5,332
UNEMPLOYMENT 261 259 290 230 225 252 244 226 221 224 242 272 246
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.8 5.3 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.4 5.1 4.4
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 26,339 26,266 26,284 26,165 25,874 25,929 25,987 25,925 25,361 25,582 25,623 25,456 25,899
EMPLOYMENT 25,371 25,321 25,264 25,210 24,885 24,820 24,983 24,954 24,430 24,582 24,547 24,269 24,886
UNEMPLOYMENT 968 945 1,020 955 989 1,109 1,004 971 931 1,000 1,076 1,187 1,013
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.8 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.7 3.9
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,106 17,059 17,089 17,001 16,825 16,883 16,906 16,856 16,489 16,607 16,634 16,518 16,831
EMPLOYMENT 16,439 16,406 16,369 16,334 16,124 16,082 16,187 16,169 15,829 15,928 15,905 15,725 16,125
UNEMPLOYMENT 667 653 720 667 701 801 719 687 660 679 729 793 706
UNEMPL. RATE 3.9 3.8 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.7 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 8,026 7,898 7,973 8,095 8,383 8,923 9,168 9,267 8,969 8,532 8,247 8,114 8,466
EMPLOYMENT 7,671 7,550 7,618 7,797 8,094 8,603 8,882 9,012 8,714 8,228 7,910 7,762 8,153
UNEMPLOYMENT 355 348 355 298 289 320 286 255 255 304 337 352 313
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.4 4.5 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.1 2.8 2.8 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 8,366 8,366 8,408 8,479 8,471 8,490 8,227 8,288 8,238 8,337 8,299 8,147 8,344
EMPLOYMENT 8,082 8,085 8,098 8,194 8,153 8,155 7,946 7,992 7,964 8,050 7,981 7,774 8,040
UNEMPLOYMENT 284 281 310 285 318 335 281 296 274 287 318 373 304
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.4 3.8 3.9 3.4 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.8 4.6 3.6
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,670 3,542 3,543 3,580 3,750 4,014 3,898 3,940 3,790 3,704 3,670 3,557 3,721
EMPLOYMENT 3,509 3,393 3,396 3,459 3,620 3,878 3,786 3,837 3,685 3,590 3,540 3,415 3,592
UNEMPLOYMENT 161 149 147 121 130 136 112 103 105 114 130 142 129
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.4 3.5 3.4 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 20,277 20,156 20,256 20,209 20,233 20,824 20,317 20,388 20,145 20,535 20,292 20,100 20,311
EMPLOYMENT 19,053 18,988 19,058 19,177 19,176 19,684 19,195 19,329 19,166 19,520 19,148 18,818 19,193
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,224 1,168 1,198 1,032 1,057 1,140 1,122 1,059 979 1,015 1,144 1,282 1,118
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.8 5.9 5.1 5.2 5.5 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.6 6.4 5.5
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,009 6,874 6,909 7,016 7,143 7,327 7,218 7,290 7,149 7,183 7,154 6,980 7,104
EMPLOYMENT 6,748 6,654 6,675 6,793 6,916 7,058 6,989 7,071 6,938 6,953 6,927 6,747 6,872
UNEMPLOYMENT 261 220 234 223 227 269 229 219 211 230 227 233 232
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.2 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 2,367 2,371 2,395 2,384 2,419 2,489 2,449 2,435 2,396 2,413 2,401 2,380 2,408
EMPLOYMENT 2,262 2,265 2,279 2,275 2,326 2,385 2,359 2,343 2,307 2,321 2,303 2,276 2,308
UNEMPLOYMENT 105 106 116 109 93 104 90 92 89 92 98 104 100
UNEMPL. RATE 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.6 3.8 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.2
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,184 4,083 4,121 4,131 4,227 4,509 4,438 4,374 4,236 4,167 4,116 4,009 4,217
EMPLOYMENT 3,928 3,843 3,877 3,909 4,023 4,309 4,252 4,195 4,073 3,999 3,936 3,796 4,012
UNEMPLOYMENT 256 240 244 222 204 200 186 179 163 168 180 213 205
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.9 5.9 5.4 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.8 4.0 4.4 5.3 4.9
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,231 8,208 8,212 8,180 8,384 8,955 8,648 8,528 8,598 8,522 8,400 8,428 8,441
EMPLOYMENT 7,731 7,726 7,744 7,793 8,019 8,571 8,304 8,201 8,263 8,166 8,022 8,011 8,046
UNEMPLOYMENT 500 482 468 387 365 384 344 327 335 356 378 417 395
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.9 5.7 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.8 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 1,322 1,278 1,280 1,285 1,341 1,420 1,399 1,365 1,355 1,334 1,315 1,292 1,332
EMPLOYMENT 1,277 1,238 1,243 1,253 1,309 1,375 1,352 1,319 1,320 1,295 1,274 1,251 1,292
UNEMPLOYMENT 45 40 37 32 32 45 47 46 35 39 41 41 40
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.4 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.0
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,755 14,569 14,823 14,958 16,089 17,576 17,612 17,325 16,470 15,718 15,186 14,781 15,822
EMPLOYMENT 13,949 13,836 14,063 14,304 15,466 16,924 17,022 16,754 15,905 15,109 14,431 13,995 15,147
UNEMPLOYMENT 806 733 760 654 623 652 590 571 565 609 755 786 675
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.0 5.1 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.3 3.4 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 4,731 4,762 4,976 5,037 5,086 5,118 5,047 5,084 5,002 4,901 4,776 4,624 4,929
EMPLOYMENT 4,516 4,560 4,783 4,872 4,919 4,931 4,861 4,890 4,821 4,713 4,567 4,408 4,737
UNEMPLOYMENT 215 202 193 165 167 187 186 194 181 188 209 216 192
UNEMPL. RATE 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8 4.4 4.7 3.9
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,637 15,710 15,780 15,917 16,150 16,504 16,326 16,070 15,846 15,908 16,056 15,912 15,985
EMPLOYMENT 14,779 14,938 15,016 15,277 15,526 15,868 15,727 15,486 15,293 15,298 15,375 15,159 15,312
UNEMPLOYMENT 858 772 764 640 624 636 599 584 553 610 681 753 673
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.8 4.2 4.7 4.2
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,804 4,575 4,565 4,467 4,562 4,848 4,702 4,676 4,573 4,484 4,417 4,347 4,585
EMPLOYMENT 4,549 4,305 4,300 4,218 4,333 4,608 4,484 4,464 4,362 4,269 4,190 4,089 4,348
UNEMPLOYMENT 255 270 265 249 229 240 218 212 211 215 227 258 237
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.8 5.1 5.9 5.2
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 23,081 23,242 23,239 23,339 22,858 22,546 22,337 22,391 22,515 22,804 22,934 22,560 22,820
EMPLOYMENT 22,081 22,199 22,132 22,304 21,789 21,380 21,289 21,395 21,536 21,772 21,803 21,359 21,753
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,000 1,043 1,107 1,035 1,069 1,166 1,048 996 979 1,032 1,131 1,201 1,067
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.7 5.2 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.3 4.7
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,989 13,926 13,963 13,497 14,012 16,291 17,018 16,799 15,547 14,538 13,115 14,242 14,744
EMPLOYMENT 13,416 13,415 13,464 12,585 13,341 15,813 16,635 16,443 15,178 13,973 12,213 13,653 14,177
UNEMPLOYMENT 573 511 499 912 671 478 383 356 369 565 902 589 567
UNEMPL. RATE 4.1 3.7 3.6 6.8 4.8 2.9 2.3 2.1 2.4 3.9 6.9 4.1 3.8
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,785 9,853 9,948 9,851 9,911 9,627 9,646 9,665 9,508 9,532 9,609 9,533 9,705
EMPLOYMENT 9,322 9,375 9,437 9,351 9,425 9,105 9,193 9,212 9,062 9,077 9,110 9,011 9,223
UNEMPLOYMENT 463 478 511 500 486 522 453 453 446 455 499 522 482
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.1 4.9 5.4 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.5 5.0
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,259 4,152 4,219 4,273 4,311 4,459 4,398 4,307 4,297 4,221 4,278 4,209 4,282
EMPLOYMENT 4,060 3,952 4,010 4,093 4,133 4,266 4,227 4,147 4,150 4,073 4,108 4,029 4,104
UNEMPLOYMENT 199 200 209 180 178 193 171 160 147 148 170 180 178
UNEMPL. RATE 4.7 4.8 5.0 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.5 4.0 4.3 4.2
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,960 3,951 3,932 3,996 4,015 4,078 3,879 3,945 3,980 3,991 4,031 3,946 3,976
EMPLOYMENT 3,802 3,804 3,782 3,856 3,878 3,942 3,761 3,822 3,863 3,864 3,907 3,809 3,841
UNEMPLOYMENT 158 147 150 140 137 136 118 123 117 127 124 137 135
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.4
Benchmark Run Date 03/2017

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