2016 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 300,160 299,963 301,721 301,994 302,387 308,256 306,926 304,511 301,548 300,979 300,414 299,114 302,331
EMPLOYMENT 282,221 282,370 283,549 284,041 285,285 291,137 291,468 290,189 287,974 287,543 286,447 284,248 286,373
UNEMPLOYMENT 17,939 17,593 18,172 17,953 17,102 17,119 15,458 14,322 13,574 13,436 13,967 14,866 15,958
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.6 5.0 5.3
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 42,161 42,091 42,218 42,183 41,510 41,371 41,171 40,689 40,260 40,429 40,387 40,169 41,220
EMPLOYMENT 39,093 38,951 38,972 38,910 38,327 38,167 38,216 37,973 37,647 37,928 37,875 37,439 38,292
UNEMPLOYMENT 3,068 3,140 3,246 3,273 3,183 3,204 2,955 2,716 2,613 2,501 2,512 2,730 2,928
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.8 7.1
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,170 31,063 31,143 31,147 30,668 30,609 30,459 30,132 29,764 29,952 29,934 29,759 30,483
EMPLOYMENT 28,981 28,875 28,891 28,845 28,413 28,294 28,330 28,150 27,909 28,117 28,078 27,754 28,386
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,189 2,188 2,252 2,302 2,255 2,315 2,129 1,982 1,855 1,835 1,856 2,005 2,097
UNEMPL. RATE 7.0 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.0 6.6 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.7 6.9
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 48,668 48,990 49,237 49,124 48,407 48,594 49,240 48,571 48,032 48,817 49,402 49,481 48,880
EMPLOYMENT 46,178 46,703 46,977 47,094 46,422 46,447 47,350 46,721 46,333 47,065 47,667 47,470 46,869
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,490 2,287 2,260 2,030 1,985 2,147 1,890 1,850 1,699 1,752 1,735 2,011 2,011
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.1 4.1
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 31,770 32,031 32,186 32,137 31,689 31,782 32,184 31,725 31,372 31,855 32,259 32,312 31,942
EMPLOYMENT 30,145 30,488 30,667 30,743 30,305 30,321 30,911 30,500 30,247 30,725 31,117 30,989 30,597
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,625 1,543 1,519 1,394 1,384 1,461 1,273 1,225 1,125 1,130 1,142 1,323 1,345
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 4.1 4.2
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,909 21,502 21,646 21,666 21,360 20,426 19,695 19,597 21,239 21,558 21,829 21,567 21,083
EMPLOYMENT 20,125 20,803 20,921 21,003 20,713 19,633 19,033 18,971 20,670 20,954 21,235 20,931 20,416
UNEMPLOYMENT 784 699 725 663 647 793 662 626 569 604 594 636 667
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.2
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,500 17,977 18,118 18,133 17,914 17,145 16,538 16,464 17,843 18,112 18,337 18,097 17,681
EMPLOYMENT 16,908 17,477 17,577 17,645 17,402 16,494 15,990 15,938 17,366 17,604 17,840 17,585 17,152
UNEMPLOYMENT 592 500 541 488 512 651 548 526 477 508 497 512 529
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 5,343 5,273 5,429 5,537 5,636 5,965 5,849 5,719 5,623 5,610 5,588 5,430 5,584
EMPLOYMENT 5,010 4,947 5,100 5,229 5,363 5,655 5,587 5,474 5,414 5,399 5,354 5,185 5,310
UNEMPLOYMENT 333 326 329 308 273 310 262 245 209 211 234 245 274
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.2 6.1 5.6 4.8 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.5 4.9
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,581 25,447 25,536 25,448 24,752 24,373 24,244 24,173 23,921 24,049 24,218 24,052 24,650
EMPLOYMENT 24,014 23,755 23,600 23,301 22,594 22,376 22,376 22,500 22,325 22,577 22,775 22,589 22,899
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,567 1,692 1,936 2,147 2,158 1,997 1,868 1,673 1,596 1,472 1,443 1,463 1,751
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 6.6 7.6 8.4 8.7 8.2 7.7 6.9 6.7 6.1 6.0 6.1 7.1
GILLETTE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,647 16,576 16,645 16,580 16,134 15,883 15,829 15,764 15,595 15,645 15,761 15,659 16,060
EMPLOYMENT 15,560 15,392 15,291 15,098 14,639 14,498 14,498 14,579 14,465 14,628 14,757 14,636 14,837
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,087 1,184 1,354 1,482 1,495 1,385 1,331 1,185 1,130 1,017 1,004 1,023 1,223
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 7.1 8.1 8.9 9.3 8.7 8.4 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.4 6.5 7.6
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,112 8,054 8,034 8,207 8,449 8,871 8,858 8,973 8,632 8,555 8,442 8,253 8,454
EMPLOYMENT 7,647 7,558 7,525 7,773 8,051 8,481 8,513 8,643 8,311 8,227 8,121 7,901 8,063
UNEMPLOYMENT 465 496 509 434 398 390 345 330 321 328 321 352 391
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 6.2 6.3 5.3 4.7 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.6
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,193 8,117 8,072 8,066 7,990 8,062 7,862 7,808 7,759 7,781 7,816 7,716 7,937
EMPLOYMENT 7,714 7,617 7,531 7,509 7,444 7,489 7,345 7,341 7,321 7,376 7,405 7,284 7,448
UNEMPLOYMENT 479 500 541 557 546 573 517 467 438 405 411 432 489
UNEMPL. RATE 5.8 6.2 6.7 6.9 6.8 7.1 6.6 6.0 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.6 6.2
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,651 3,518 3,516 3,621 3,845 4,073 3,967 3,981 3,909 3,759 3,748 3,604 3,766
EMPLOYMENT 3,455 3,338 3,326 3,429 3,643 3,884 3,798 3,829 3,766 3,618 3,610 3,442 3,595
UNEMPLOYMENT 196 180 190 192 202 189 169 152 143 141 138 162 171
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 4.5 4.5
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 19,965 20,091 20,228 20,286 20,123 20,459 20,173 20,111 19,981 20,037 20,181 19,956 20,132
EMPLOYMENT 18,301 18,384 18,549 18,717 18,594 18,970 18,779 18,839 18,733 18,842 18,971 18,652 18,694
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,664 1,707 1,679 1,569 1,529 1,489 1,394 1,272 1,248 1,195 1,210 1,304 1,438
UNEMPL. RATE 8.3 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.3 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.5 7.1
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,960 6,874 6,946 6,995 7,107 7,341 7,184 7,236 7,153 7,272 7,357 7,129 7,130
EMPLOYMENT 6,680 6,614 6,676 6,739 6,846 7,073 6,939 7,004 6,944 7,062 7,151 6,916 6,887
UNEMPLOYMENT 280 260 270 256 261 268 245 232 209 210 206 213 243
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.4
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,420 2,390 2,412 2,400 2,400 2,544 2,576 2,518 2,480 2,449 2,466 2,462 2,460
EMPLOYMENT 2,283 2,253 2,283 2,277 2,278 2,417 2,464 2,416 2,377 2,346 2,363 2,356 2,343
UNEMPLOYMENT 137 137 129 123 122 127 112 102 103 103 103 106 117
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.8
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,058 3,999 4,054 4,089 4,223 4,567 4,497 4,416 4,305 4,243 4,184 4,091 4,227
EMPLOYMENT 3,762 3,708 3,779 3,837 3,998 4,356 4,294 4,229 4,136 4,065 3,997 3,867 4,002
UNEMPLOYMENT 296 291 275 252 225 211 203 187 169 178 187 224 225
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.3 6.8 6.2 5.3 4.6 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.5 5.5 5.3
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,514 8,512 8,518 8,559 8,724 9,191 8,932 8,914 9,048 8,890 8,694 8,759 8,771
EMPLOYMENT 7,988 8,003 8,013 8,090 8,312 8,783 8,595 8,588 8,723 8,581 8,361 8,372 8,367
UNEMPLOYMENT 526 509 505 469 412 408 337 326 325 309 333 387 404
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.7 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.8 4.4 4.6
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,318 1,280 1,283 1,312 1,360 1,468 1,435 1,456 1,410 1,372 1,352 1,300 1,362
EMPLOYMENT 1,262 1,235 1,237 1,271 1,317 1,417 1,385 1,409 1,370 1,334 1,316 1,261 1,318
UNEMPLOYMENT 56 45 46 41 43 51 50 47 40 38 36 39 44
UNEMPL. RATE 4.2 3.5 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.0 3.2
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,845 14,774 14,937 15,097 16,228 17,769 17,824 17,635 16,647 15,877 15,439 15,252 16,027
EMPLOYMENT 13,874 13,835 14,039 14,308 15,510 17,027 17,161 17,014 16,065 15,262 14,746 14,470 15,276
UNEMPLOYMENT 971 939 898 789 718 742 663 621 582 615 693 782 751
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.4 6.0 5.2 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.9 4.5 5.1 4.7
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,703 4,614 4,671 4,763 5,122 5,065 4,910 4,874 4,842 4,746 4,738 4,621 4,806
EMPLOYMENT 4,434 4,338 4,394 4,518 4,900 4,810 4,681 4,658 4,653 4,561 4,538 4,418 4,575
UNEMPLOYMENT 269 276 277 245 222 255 229 216 189 185 200 203 231
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 6.0 5.9 5.1 4.3 5.0 4.7 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.8
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 15,873 15,916 16,130 16,207 16,294 16,676 16,664 16,264 16,096 16,080 16,148 16,051 16,200
EMPLOYMENT 14,841 14,951 15,196 15,415 15,555 15,925 16,005 15,636 15,505 15,484 15,534 15,314 15,447
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,032 965 934 792 739 751 659 628 591 596 614 737 753
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.1 5.8 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.6 4.6
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,262 4,138 4,174 4,121 4,186 4,493 4,438 4,436 4,399 4,319 4,275 4,124 4,281
EMPLOYMENT 3,949 3,831 3,823 3,788 3,896 4,221 4,183 4,200 4,168 4,098 4,052 3,885 4,008
UNEMPLOYMENT 313 307 351 333 290 272 255 236 231 221 223 239 273
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.4 8.4 8.1 6.9 6.1 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.8 6.4
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 22,538 22,432 22,619 22,645 22,244 22,172 21,788 21,956 21,799 22,198 22,425 22,368 22,265
EMPLOYMENT 21,065 21,041 21,147 21,153 20,797 20,686 20,434 20,746 20,632 21,072 21,254 21,172 20,933
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,473 1,391 1,472 1,492 1,447 1,486 1,354 1,210 1,167 1,126 1,171 1,196 1,332
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.2 5.3 6.0
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,452 14,312 14,391 13,836 14,546 16,939 17,847 17,589 16,365 15,231 13,878 15,036 15,369
EMPLOYMENT 13,924 13,876 13,878 12,925 13,874 16,511 17,489 17,257 16,049 14,785 13,085 14,487 14,845
UNEMPLOYMENT 528 436 513 911 672 428 358 332 316 446 793 549 524
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 3.0 3.6 6.6 4.6 2.5 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.9 5.7 3.7 3.4
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,441 9,558 9,569 9,591 9,632 9,421 9,463 9,340 9,363 9,385 9,458 9,394 9,468
EMPLOYMENT 8,832 8,963 8,924 8,978 9,044 8,832 8,930 8,858 8,889 8,925 8,988 8,898 8,922
UNEMPLOYMENT 609 595 645 613 588 589 533 482 474 460 470 496 546
UNEMPL. RATE 6.5 6.2 6.7 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.6 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.8
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,214 4,150 4,153 4,206 4,220 4,373 4,354 4,317 4,275 4,324 4,342 4,308 4,270
EMPLOYMENT 3,981 3,899 3,900 3,984 4,023 4,165 4,160 4,132 4,116 4,164 4,183 4,131 4,070
UNEMPLOYMENT 233 251 253 222 197 208 194 185 159 160 159 177 200
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 6.0 6.1 5.3 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.7
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,980 3,933 3,949 4,035 4,027 4,046 3,957 3,940 4,010 3,998 4,046 3,989 3,993
EMPLOYMENT 3,809 3,767 3,761 3,792 3,782 3,813 3,752 3,752 3,827 3,820 3,865 3,807 3,796
UNEMPLOYMENT 171 166 188 243 245 233 205 188 183 178 181 182 197
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 4.2 4.8 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.9
Benchmark Run Date 03/2017

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