2016 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 301,282 300,895 302,433 301,926 301,925 307,092 305,164 302,277 298,575 297,806 296,562 295,135 300,922
EMPLOYMENT 283,370 283,328 284,300 283,988 284,866 290,140 289,847 288,173 285,096 284,421 282,648 280,451 285,052
UNEMPLOYMENT 17,912 17,567 18,133 17,938 17,059 16,952 15,317 14,104 13,479 13,385 13,914 14,684 15,870
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.8 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.3
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 42,258 42,158 42,251 42,129 41,393 41,075 40,828 40,266 39,736 39,969 40,289 40,297 41,054
EMPLOYMENT 39,208 39,035 39,024 38,871 38,232 37,923 37,912 37,602 37,153 37,489 37,799 37,614 38,155
UNEMPLOYMENT 3,050 3,123 3,227 3,258 3,161 3,152 2,916 2,664 2,583 2,480 2,490 2,683 2,899
UNEMPL. RATE 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.1 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.7 7.1
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,178 31,051 31,105 31,045 30,520 30,330 30,146 29,759 29,316 29,551 29,801 29,795 30,299
EMPLOYMENT 29,004 28,876 28,868 28,755 28,282 28,054 28,046 27,816 27,484 27,733 27,962 27,825 28,225
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,174 2,175 2,237 2,290 2,238 2,276 2,100 1,943 1,832 1,818 1,839 1,970 2,074
UNEMPL. RATE 7.0 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.3 7.5 7.0 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.8
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,962 49,266 49,494 49,269 48,513 48,617 49,087 48,367 47,737 48,430 49,347 49,396 48,874
EMPLOYMENT 46,465 46,975 47,228 47,231 46,520 46,480 47,208 46,537 46,045 46,679 47,612 47,406 46,866
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,497 2,291 2,266 2,038 1,993 2,137 1,879 1,830 1,692 1,751 1,735 1,990 2,008
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.0 4.1
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,973 32,222 32,365 32,243 31,768 31,807 32,094 31,602 31,189 31,612 32,234 32,266 31,948
EMPLOYMENT 30,343 30,676 30,841 30,843 30,379 30,353 30,828 30,390 30,068 30,483 31,092 30,957 30,604
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,630 1,546 1,524 1,400 1,389 1,454 1,266 1,212 1,121 1,129 1,142 1,309 1,344
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.6 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 4.1 4.2
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,000 21,580 21,704 21,661 21,323 20,355 19,604 19,475 21,051 21,416 21,626 21,286 21,007
EMPLOYMENT 20,215 20,880 20,977 20,997 20,675 19,567 18,945 18,855 20,484 20,812 21,032 20,655 20,341
UNEMPLOYMENT 785 700 727 664 648 788 659 620 567 604 594 631 666
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0 3.2
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,561 18,027 18,150 18,113 17,867 17,071 16,447 16,347 17,669 17,977 18,150 17,845 17,602
EMPLOYMENT 16,968 17,526 17,608 17,625 17,354 16,424 15,902 15,827 17,194 17,469 17,654 17,337 17,074
UNEMPLOYMENT 593 501 542 488 513 647 545 520 475 508 496 508 528
UNEMPL. RATE 3.4 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.9 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.0
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,360 5,288 5,441 5,531 5,624 5,941 5,811 5,671 5,612 5,493 5,469 5,322 5,547
EMPLOYMENT 5,028 4,962 5,113 5,224 5,352 5,635 5,552 5,430 5,403 5,282 5,235 5,078 5,275
UNEMPLOYMENT 332 326 328 307 272 306 259 241 209 211 234 244 272
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.2 6.0 5.6 4.8 5.2 4.5 4.2 3.7 3.8 4.3 4.6 4.9
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,656 25,502 25,569 25,409 24,679 24,243 24,057 23,943 23,645 23,584 23,547 23,389 24,436
EMPLOYMENT 24,094 23,815 23,641 23,268 22,531 22,270 22,211 22,299 22,061 22,116 22,109 21,943 22,697
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,562 1,687 1,928 2,141 2,148 1,973 1,846 1,644 1,584 1,468 1,438 1,446 1,739
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 6.6 7.5 8.4 8.7 8.1 7.7 6.9 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.2 7.1
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,707 16,623 16,678 16,566 16,098 15,809 15,718 15,623 15,427 15,356 15,336 15,240 15,932
EMPLOYMENT 15,623 15,442 15,329 15,088 14,610 14,440 14,402 14,459 14,305 14,341 14,336 14,228 14,717
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,084 1,181 1,349 1,478 1,488 1,369 1,316 1,164 1,122 1,015 1,000 1,012 1,215
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 7.1 8.1 8.9 9.2 8.7 8.4 7.5 7.3 6.6 6.5 6.6 7.6
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,146 8,082 8,055 8,202 8,436 8,843 8,801 8,899 8,527 8,449 8,212 7,853 8,376
EMPLOYMENT 7,682 7,587 7,547 7,769 8,038 8,457 8,460 8,573 8,209 8,122 7,891 7,503 7,987
UNEMPLOYMENT 464 495 508 433 398 386 341 326 318 327 321 350 389
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 6.1 6.3 5.3 4.7 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.5 4.6
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,221 8,140 8,084 8,065 7,977 8,036 7,810 7,745 7,675 7,676 7,621 7,593 7,887
EMPLOYMENT 7,743 7,639 7,546 7,509 7,434 7,468 7,297 7,286 7,238 7,272 7,212 7,167 7,401
UNEMPLOYMENT 478 501 538 556 543 568 513 459 437 404 409 426 486
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 6.2 6.7 6.9 6.8 7.1 6.6 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.4 5.6 6.2
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,666 3,530 3,528 3,623 3,843 4,061 3,955 3,962 3,878 3,723 3,680 3,491 3,745
EMPLOYMENT 3,472 3,351 3,337 3,430 3,641 3,873 3,788 3,812 3,736 3,583 3,541 3,333 3,575
UNEMPLOYMENT 194 179 191 193 202 188 167 150 142 140 139 158 170
UNEMPL. RATE 5.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.6 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.5
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,030 20,140 20,264 20,267 20,076 20,363 20,036 19,943 19,758 20,173 19,895 19,763 20,059
EMPLOYMENT 18,369 18,438 18,589 18,700 18,552 18,892 18,658 18,694 18,523 18,986 18,693 18,476 18,631
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,661 1,702 1,675 1,567 1,524 1,471 1,378 1,249 1,235 1,187 1,202 1,287 1,428
UNEMPL. RATE 8.3 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.3 6.3 5.9 6.0 6.5 7.1
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,990 6,899 6,962 6,992 7,099 7,325 7,151 7,188 7,078 6,961 7,009 6,829 7,041
EMPLOYMENT 6,709 6,638 6,694 6,738 6,838 7,058 6,907 6,960 6,870 6,751 6,803 6,617 6,799
UNEMPLOYMENT 281 261 268 254 261 267 244 228 208 210 206 212 242
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.4
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,421 2,392 2,411 2,393 2,389 2,525 2,550 2,490 2,448 2,347 2,408 2,368 2,428
EMPLOYMENT 2,285 2,256 2,283 2,270 2,269 2,402 2,440 2,392 2,346 2,246 2,305 2,265 2,313
UNEMPLOYMENT 136 136 128 123 120 123 110 98 102 101 103 103 115
UNEMPL. RATE 5.6 5.7 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.7
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,055 4,000 4,054 4,076 4,202 4,537 4,460 4,421 4,298 4,202 4,183 4,067 4,213
EMPLOYMENT 3,760 3,710 3,780 3,824 3,977 4,327 4,260 4,237 4,131 4,025 3,999 3,847 3,990
UNEMPLOYMENT 295 290 274 252 225 210 200 184 167 177 184 220 223
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.3 6.8 6.2 5.4 4.6 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.4 5.4 5.3
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,569 8,559 8,561 8,580 8,734 9,180 8,906 8,866 8,966 8,779 8,559 8,581 8,737
EMPLOYMENT 8,039 8,047 8,052 8,106 8,317 8,771 8,567 8,541 8,641 8,468 8,224 8,195 8,331
UNEMPLOYMENT 530 512 509 474 417 409 339 325 325 311 335 386 406
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.8 4.5 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.9 4.5 4.6
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,312 1,272 1,274 1,301 1,345 1,449 1,413 1,428 1,379 1,328 1,319 1,262 1,340
EMPLOYMENT 1,257 1,228 1,230 1,260 1,304 1,400 1,365 1,383 1,340 1,291 1,283 1,223 1,297
UNEMPLOYMENT 55 44 44 41 41 49 48 45 39 37 36 39 43
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.1 3.2
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,910 14,830 14,981 15,102 16,204 17,706 17,724 17,509 16,472 15,984 15,166 14,862 15,954
EMPLOYMENT 13,939 13,888 14,083 14,311 15,488 16,972 17,070 16,901 15,897 15,374 14,478 14,094 15,208
UNEMPLOYMENT 971 942 898 791 716 734 654 608 575 610 688 768 746
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.4 6.0 5.2 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.8 4.5 5.2 4.7
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,707 4,611 4,666 4,746 5,096 5,029 4,867 4,815 4,771 4,725 4,744 4,597 4,781
EMPLOYMENT 4,438 4,339 4,392 4,503 4,876 4,778 4,642 4,606 4,584 4,543 4,545 4,399 4,554
UNEMPLOYMENT 269 272 274 243 220 251 225 209 187 182 199 198 227
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.1 4.3 5.0 4.6 4.3 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.7
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,945 15,980 16,186 16,218 16,287 16,642 16,623 16,201 15,975 15,870 15,995 15,885 16,151
EMPLOYMENT 14,912 15,011 15,244 15,420 15,544 15,891 15,966 15,578 15,385 15,274 15,381 15,153 15,397
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,033 969 942 798 743 751 657 623 590 596 614 732 754
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.1 5.8 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.6 4.7
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,267 4,140 4,172 4,110 4,171 4,465 4,398 4,384 4,342 4,180 4,156 4,067 4,237
EMPLOYMENT 3,956 3,835 3,823 3,779 3,882 4,196 4,144 4,152 4,112 3,961 3,936 3,831 3,967
UNEMPLOYMENT 311 305 349 331 289 269 254 232 230 219 220 236 270
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.4 8.4 8.1 6.9 6.0 5.8 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.8 6.4
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 22,602 22,483 22,650 22,613 22,178 22,069 21,693 21,822 21,624 21,949 22,182 22,121 22,165
EMPLOYMENT 21,136 21,097 21,186 21,125 20,739 20,591 20,341 20,620 20,458 20,821 21,009 20,934 20,838
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,466 1,386 1,464 1,488 1,439 1,478 1,352 1,202 1,166 1,128 1,173 1,187 1,327
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.4 6.0
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,515 14,360 14,427 13,832 14,522 16,878 17,739 17,451 16,173 15,022 13,580 14,739 15,270
EMPLOYMENT 13,985 13,925 13,915 12,921 13,852 16,452 17,383 17,122 15,858 14,577 12,789 14,195 14,748
UNEMPLOYMENT 530 435 512 911 670 426 356 329 315 445 791 544 522
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.0 3.5 6.6 4.6 2.5 2.0 1.9 1.9 3.0 5.8 3.7 3.4
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,472 9,584 9,588 9,581 9,609 9,378 9,390 9,241 9,233 9,407 9,445 9,322 9,437
EMPLOYMENT 8,864 8,989 8,944 8,969 9,023 8,797 8,863 8,768 8,764 8,950 8,978 8,833 8,895
UNEMPLOYMENT 608 595 644 612 586 581 527 473 469 457 467 489 542
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.2 6.7 6.4 6.1 6.2 5.6 5.1 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.7
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,222 4,154 4,154 4,194 4,204 4,342 4,322 4,279 4,221 4,205 4,185 4,152 4,219
EMPLOYMENT 3,990 3,905 3,903 3,973 4,006 4,138 4,129 4,097 4,064 4,045 4,029 3,976 4,021
UNEMPLOYMENT 232 249 251 221 198 204 193 182 157 160 156 176 198
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 6.0 6.0 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.8 3.7 4.2 4.7
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,994 3,945 3,958 4,033 4,020 4,032 3,940 3,912 3,975 3,931 3,945 3,889 3,965
EMPLOYMENT 3,824 3,779 3,770 3,790 3,775 3,801 3,738 3,728 3,793 3,754 3,765 3,711 3,769
UNEMPLOYMENT 170 166 188 243 245 231 202 184 182 177 180 178 196
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.2 4.7 6.0 6.1 5.7 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.9
Benchmark Run Date 03/2018

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