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"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.

2021 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics


Table: 2021 Wyoming Benchmark Labor Force Estimates
Wyoming
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 288,774 290,079 289,646 287,973 289,009 294,347 293,611 291,269 290,526 290,544 290,796 288,271 290,404
Employment 271,830 272,713 273,909 273,666 275,297 279,615 280,959 279,881 280,546 280,420 280,690 278,940 277,372
Unemployment 16,944 17,366 15,737 14,307 13,712 14,732 12,652 11,388 9,980 10,124 10,106 9,331 13,032
Unemployment Rate 5.9 6.0 5.4 5.0 4.7 5.0 4.3 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.2 4.5
Natrona County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 39,220 39,412 39,368 39,117 38,665 39,037 39,050 38,432 38,460 38,953 39,853 39,111 39,057
Employment 36,071 36,125 36,428 36,458 36,254 36,407 36,785 36,352 36,658 37,155 38,097 37,460 36,688
Unemployment 3,149 3,287 2,940 2,659 2,411 2,630 2,265 2,080 1,802 1,798 1,756 1,651 2,369
Unemployment Rate 8.0 8.3 7.5 6.8 6.2 6.7 5.8 5.4 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.2 6.1
Casper City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 28,671 28,781 28,715 28,587 28,272 28,527 28,600 28,117 28,153 28,500 29,147 28,598 28,556
Employment 26,386 26,425 26,647 26,669 26,519 26,631 26,908 26,591 26,815 27,179 27,868 27,402 26,837
Unemployment 2,285 2,356 2,068 1,918 1,753 1,896 1,692 1,526 1,338 1,321 1,279 1,196 1,719
Unemployment Rate 8.0 8.2 7.2 6.7 6.2 6.6 5.9 5.4 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 6.0
Laramie County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 49,525 49,567 49,514 49,166 48,328 49,076 49,156 48,885 49,002 49,518 50,620 50,117 49,373
Employment 46,958 47,001 47,165 47,098 46,241 46,820 47,200 47,142 47,423 47,949 49,097 48,671 47,397
Unemployment 2,567 2,566 2,349 2,068 2,087 2,256 1,956 1,743 1,579 1,569 1,523 1,446 1,976
Unemployment Rate 5.2 5.2 4.7 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.9 4.0
Cheyenne City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 31,905 31,963 31,912 31,751 31,205 31,644 31,694 31,546 31,629 31,957 32,663 32,326 31,850
Employment 30,253 30,281 30,386 30,343 29,791 30,164 30,409 30,372 30,553 30,892 31,631 31,357 30,536
Unemployment 1,652 1,682 1,526 1,408 1,414 1,480 1,285 1,174 1,076 1,065 1,032 969 1,314
Unemployment Rate 5.2 5.3 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.7 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 4.1
Albany County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 20,192 21,112 21,175 20,966 20,620 19,886 19,958 19,739 21,101 21,318 21,750 21,377 20,767
Employment 19,385 20,294 20,393 20,294 19,895 19,055 19,234 19,082 20,556 20,772 21,206 20,861 20,086
Unemployment 807 818 782 672 725 831 724 657 545 546 544 516 681
Unemployment Rate 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.5 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 3.3
Laramie City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 16,769 17,539 17,595 17,430 17,135 16,543 16,601 16,408 17,550 17,731 18,092 17,775 17,264
Employment 16,120 16,876 16,958 16,876 16,544 15,845 15,994 15,868 17,094 17,273 17,634 17,347 16,702
Unemployment 649 663 637 554 591 698 607 540 456 458 458 428 562
Unemployment Rate 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.2 3.4 4.2 3.7 3.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 3.3
Big Horn County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 5,290 5,244 5,255 5,277 5,415 5,536 5,543 5,422 5,313 5,263 5,163 5,068 5,316
Employment 4,983 4,917 4,963 5,026 5,170 5,274 5,320 5,222 5,142 5,087 4,975 4,887 5,081
Unemployment 307 327 292 251 245 262 223 200 171 176 188 181 235
Unemployment Rate 5.8 6.2 5.6 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.0 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.6 4.4
Campbell County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 22,317 22,416 22,239 22,058 21,789 22,040 21,612 21,468 21,755 21,974 22,339 21,985 22,000
Employment 20,797 20,827 20,859 20,816 20,593 20,698 20,475 20,446 20,841 21,083 21,476 21,191 20,842
Unemployment 1,520 1,589 1,380 1,242 1,196 1,342 1,137 1,022 914 891 863 794 1,158
Unemployment Rate 6.8 7.1 6.2 5.6 5.5 6.1 5.3 4.8 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.6 5.3
Gillette City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 15,195 15,236 15,048 14,943 14,751 14,997 14,676 14,553 14,713 14,838 15,119 14,896 14,914
Employment 14,023 14,043 14,065 14,036 13,885 13,956 13,806 13,786 14,052 14,216 14,481 14,288 14,053
Unemployment 1,172 1,193 983 907 866 1,041 870 767 661 622 638 608 861
Unemployment Rate 7.7 7.8 6.5 6.1 5.9 6.9 5.9 5.3 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.1 5.8
Carbon County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 7,600 7,476 7,490 7,617 8,033 8,514 8,160 8,323 8,072 7,940 7,762 7,617 7,884
Employment 7,190 7,072 7,117 7,303 7,731 8,191 7,862 8,050 7,823 7,698 7,520 7,387 7,579
Unemployment 410 404 373 314 302 323 298 273 249 242 242 230 305
Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.9
Converse County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 7,519 7,509 7,426 7,476 7,489 7,532 7,448 7,421 7,471 7,546 7,607 7,497 7,496
Employment 7,022 6,978 6,981 7,062 7,105 7,125 7,096 7,120 7,210 7,280 7,347 7,252 7,132
Unemployment 497 531 445 414 384 407 352 301 261 266 260 245 364
Unemployment Rate 6.6 7.1 6.0 5.5 5.1 5.4 4.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 4.9
Crook County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,687 3,686 3,692 3,692 3,951 4,042 4,077 4,077 3,892 3,840 3,692 3,672 3,833
Employment 3,542 3,525 3,536 3,555 3,812 3,878 3,944 3,954 3,792 3,739 3,591 3,582 3,704
Unemployment 145 161 156 137 139 164 133 123 100 101 101 90 129
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.5 4.1 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.5 3.4
Fremont County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 18,827 18,908 18,959 18,839 18,855 19,179 18,845 18,931 18,942 19,035 19,056 18,745 18,927
Employment 17,669 17,736 17,877 17,859 17,921 18,157 17,968 18,147 18,271 18,358 18,400 18,107 18,039
Unemployment 1,158 1,172 1,082 980 934 1,022 877 784 671 677 656 638 888
Unemployment Rate 6.2 6.2 5.7 5.2 5.0 5.3 4.7 4.1 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4 4.7
Goshen County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 6,504 6,533 6,545 6,484 6,621 6,585 6,744 6,664 6,485 6,451 6,377 6,378 6,531
Employment 6,210 6,249 6,287 6,242 6,384 6,320 6,517 6,461 6,299 6,267 6,200 6,216 6,304
Unemployment 294 284 258 242 237 265 227 203 186 184 177 162 227
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 3.5
Hot Springs County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 2,274 2,281 2,242 2,251 2,256 2,331 2,290 2,237 2,188 2,191 2,219 2,193 2,246
Employment 2,156 2,162 2,144 2,162 2,161 2,225 2,199 2,164 2,122 2,126 2,152 2,131 2,159
Unemployment 118 119 98 89 95 106 91 73 66 65 67 62 87
Unemployment Rate 5.2 5.2 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.0 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.9
Johnson County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 4,119 4,176 4,164 4,117 4,290 4,450 4,491 4,359 4,280 4,244 4,144 4,076 4,242
Employment 3,894 3,927 3,947 3,921 4,108 4,258 4,335 4,210 4,157 4,109 4,007 3,945 4,068
Unemployment 225 249 217 196 182 192 156 149 123 135 137 131 174
Unemployment Rate 5.5 6.0 5.2 4.8 4.2 4.3 3.5 3.4 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.2 4.1
Lincoln County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 9,418 9,412 9,421 9,378 9,474 9,970 9,655 9,527 9,595 9,510 9,410 9,394 9,514
Employment 8,949 8,947 8,967 8,976 9,091 9,572 9,310 9,219 9,327 9,232 9,129 9,131 9,154
Unemployment 469 465 454 402 383 398 345 308 268 278 281 263 360
Unemployment Rate 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.8
Niobrara County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 1,261 1,251 1,234 1,249 1,276 1,292 1,306 1,288 1,275 1,255 1,210 1,206 1,259
Employment 1,201 1,193 1,186 1,201 1,230 1,239 1,253 1,249 1,238 1,222 1,179 1,177 1,214
Unemployment 60 58 48 48 46 53 53 39 37 33 31 29 45
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.6 3.9 3.8 3.6 4.1 4.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.4 3.6
Park County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 14,718 14,814 14,784 14,932 15,947 16,639 17,017 16,679 16,167 15,654 14,771 14,623 15,562
Employment 13,869 13,935 13,995 14,260 15,310 15,961 16,423 16,139 15,685 15,146 14,253 14,138 14,926
Unemployment 849 879 789 672 637 678 594 540 482 508 518 485 636
Unemployment Rate 5.8 5.9 5.3 4.5 4.0 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.3 4.1
Platte County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 4,547 4,505 4,492 4,468 4,591 4,688 4,644 4,505 4,497 4,441 4,363 4,349 4,508
Employment 4,301 4,267 4,272 4,282 4,402 4,488 4,461 4,345 4,360 4,298 4,226 4,216 4,327
Unemployment 246 238 220 186 189 200 183 160 137 143 137 133 181
Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 4.0
Sheridan County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 15,875 15,902 15,918 15,935 15,991 16,255 16,293 16,153 15,954 16,016 16,050 15,876 16,018
Employment 15,014 14,949 15,065 15,197 15,287 15,502 15,646 15,572 15,453 15,499 15,553 15,392 15,344
Unemployment 861 953 853 738 704 753 647 581 501 517 497 484 674
Unemployment Rate 5.4 6.0 5.4 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 4.2
Sublette County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,896 3,931 3,873 3,809 4,043 4,153 4,206 4,193 4,059 3,983 3,897 3,835 3,990
Employment 3,589 3,616 3,598 3,567 3,807 3,897 3,998 4,000 3,889 3,815 3,735 3,683 3,766
Unemployment 307 315 275 242 236 256 208 193 170 168 162 152 224
Unemployment Rate 7.9 8.0 7.1 6.4 5.8 6.2 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.0 5.6
Sweetwater County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 19,827 19,847 19,892 19,789 19,432 19,315 18,742 18,961 19,169 19,391 19,693 19,331 19,449
Employment 18,352 18,434 18,580 18,583 18,274 18,054 17,673 18,018 18,348 18,538 18,895 18,569 18,360
Unemployment 1,475 1,413 1,312 1,206 1,158 1,261 1,069 943 821 853 798 762 1,089
Unemployment Rate 7.4 7.1 6.6 6.1 6.0 6.5 5.7 5.0 4.3 4.4 4.1 3.9 5.6
Teton County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 15,475 15,387 15,268 14,682 15,160 17,086 18,004 17,581 16,580 15,635 14,263 15,504 15,886
Employment 14,888 14,803 14,731 13,944 14,523 16,594 17,587 17,191 16,236 15,213 13,648 15,140 15,375
Unemployment 587 584 537 738 637 492 417 390 344 422 615 364 511
Unemployment Rate 3.8 3.8 3.5 5.0 4.2 2.9 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.7 4.3 2.3 3.2
Uinta County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 8,941 9,009 9,022 8,968 9,063 8,948 8,678 8,724 8,586 8,649 8,782 8,620 8,832
Employment 8,391 8,414 8,480 8,464 8,583 8,420 8,254 8,347 8,249 8,309 8,448 8,312 8,389
Unemployment 550 595 542 504 480 528 424 377 337 340 334 308 443
Unemployment Rate 6.2 6.6 6.0 5.6 5.3 5.9 4.9 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.6 5.0
Washakie County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,989 3,937 3,919 3,969 3,961 4,041 4,051 3,963 3,967 3,990 3,983 3,956 3,978
Employment 3,782 3,740 3,730 3,795 3,794 3,861 3,891 3,819 3,844 3,870 3,859 3,838 3,819
Unemployment 207 197 189 174 167 180 160 144 123 120 124 118 159
Unemployment Rate 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.5 3.9 3.6 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 4.0
Weston County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,754 3,765 3,755 3,735 3,754 3,752 3,641 3,738 3,715 3,750 3,791 3,742 3,741
Employment 3,618 3,604 3,610 3,602 3,618 3,620 3,529 3,633 3,623 3,658 3,697 3,654 3,622
Unemployment 136 161 145 133 136 132 112 105 92 92 94 88 119
Unemployment Rate 3.6 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 3.2
Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. 
Prepared by M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 5/31/22.