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2021 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics


Table: 1990-1999 Wyoming Benchmark Labor Force Estimates – Annual Averages
Wyoming
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 237,162 236,766 239,214 243,346 249,817 253,214 255,091 256,151 260,273 263,801
Employment 225,092 225,041 226,241 230,438 237,595 241,060 242,327 243,944 247,839 251,344
Unemployment 12,070 11,725 12,973 12,908 12,222 12,154 12,764 12,207 12,434 12,457
Unemployment Rate 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.7
Natrona County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 32,034 31,724 31,232 31,860 32,003 32,489 32,552 32,994 33,447 33,962
Employment 30,165 29,823 29,016 29,568 30,050 30,642 30,485 31,153 31,642 32,162
Unemployment 1,869 1,901 2,216 2,292 1,953 1,847 2,067 1,841 1,805 1,800
Unemployment Rate 5.8 6.0 7.1 7.2 6.1 5.7 6.3 5.6 5.4 5.3
Casper City
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 24,369 24,130 23,736 24,210 24,340 24,718 24,753 25,104 25,452 25,846
Employment 23,050 22,788 22,172 22,593 22,962 23,414 23,294 23,804 24,178 24,576
Unemployment 1,319 1,342 1,564 1,617 1,378 1,304 1,459 1,300 1,274 1,270
Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.6 6.6 6.7 5.7 5.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.9
Laramie County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 36,888 36,366 37,204 37,993 38,672 38,786 38,986 39,265 39,660 40,212
Employment 35,126 34,934 35,688 36,487 37,109 37,348 37,573 37,843 38,239 38,839
Unemployment 1,762 1,432 1,516 1,506 1,563 1,438 1,413 1,422 1,421 1,373
Unemployment Rate 4.8 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4
Cheyenne City
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 25,900 25,538 26,125 26,681 27,156 27,237 27,379 27,575 27,852 28,240
Employment 24,680 24,545 25,075 25,637 26,073 26,241 26,400 26,589 26,867 27,289
Unemployment 1,220 993 1,050 1,044 1,083 996 979 986 985 951
Unemployment Rate 4.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4
Albany County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 16,793 16,342 16,015 15,351 16,211 16,588 16,916 16,945 17,672 18,387
Employment 15,938 15,798 15,568 14,943 15,808 16,226 16,597 16,613 17,303 18,058
Unemployment 855 544 447 408 403 362 319 332 369 329
Unemployment Rate 5.1 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 2.0 2.1 1.8
Laramie City
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 14,439 14,060 13,782 13,211 13,952 14,276 14,560 14,585 15,210 15,827
Employment 13,726 13,606 13,409 12,870 13,615 13,974 14,294 14,308 14,902 15,552
Unemployment 713 454 373 341 337 302 266 277 308 275
Unemployment Rate 4.9 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.7
Big Horn County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 4,891 4,768 4,828 4,877 5,036 5,102 5,348 5,598 5,819 5,818
Employment 4,610 4,488 4,512 4,579 4,713 4,806 5,028 5,292 5,450 5,447
Unemployment 281 280 316 298 323 296 320 306 369 371
Unemployment Rate 5.7 5.9 6.5 6.1 6.4 5.8 6.0 5.5 6.3 6.4
Campbell County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 16,488 16,720 16,766 17,224 18,011 18,212 18,493 18,891 19,352 19,763
Employment 15,712 15,940 15,849 16,322 17,195 17,350 17,621 17,955 18,417 18,768
Unemployment 776 780 917 902 816 862 872 936 935 995
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.7 5.5 5.2 4.5 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.8 5.0
Gillette City*
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force
Employment
Unemployment
Unemployment Rate
Carbon County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 8,866 8,697 8,327 8,376 8,679 8,627 8,487 8,366 8,354 8,440
Employment 8,424 8,221 7,854 7,882 8,237 8,171 8,040 7,963 7,907 8,008
Unemployment 442 476 473 494 442 456 447 403 447 432
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.5 5.7 5.9 5.1 5.3 5.3 4.8 5.4 5.1
Converse County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 5,757 5,804 6,005 6,138 6,210 6,337 6,493 6,627 6,662 6,696
Employment 5,448 5,519 5,667 5,798 5,901 6,003 6,144 6,241 6,312 6,359
Unemployment 309 285 338 340 309 334 349 386 350 337
Unemployment Rate 5.4 4.9 5.6 5.5 5.0 5.3 5.4 5.8 5.3 5.0
Crook County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 2,692 2,703 2,759 2,901 2,868 3,023 3,040 3,006 3,011 3,081
Employment 2,611 2,627 2,673 2,794 2,761 2,899 2,903 2,870 2,850 2,930
Unemployment 81 76 86 107 107 124 137 136 161 151
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.8 3.1 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.5 4.5 5.3 4.9
Fremont County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 15,794 15,705 16,111 16,336 17,010 17,402 17,725 17,569 17,729 18,102
Employment 14,655 14,660 14,929 15,188 15,785 16,122 16,356 16,189 16,334 16,755
Unemployment 1,139 1,045 1,182 1,148 1,225 1,280 1,369 1,380 1,395 1,347
Unemployment Rate 7.2 6.7 7.3 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.7 7.9 7.9 7.4
Goshen County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 5,979 5,959 6,061 6,084 6,312 6,384 6,424 6,443 6,498 6,561
Employment 5,717 5,738 5,790 5,817 6,038 6,103 6,102 6,140 6,196 6,322
Unemployment 262 221 271 267 274 281 322 303 302 239
Unemployment Rate 4.4 3.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.6 3.6
Hot Springs County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 2,422 2,444 2,448 2,515 2,551 2,406 2,520 2,430 2,424 2,448
Employment 2,333 2,338 2,317 2,380 2,425 2,292 2,414 2,329 2,313 2,325
Unemployment 89 106 131 135 126 114 106 101 111 123
Unemployment Rate 3.7 4.3 5.4 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.6 5.0
Johnson County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 3,433 3,375 3,299 3,347 3,604 3,560 3,731 3,754 3,781 3,932
Employment 3,274 3,206 3,114 3,193 3,466 3,426 3,589 3,592 3,627 3,799
Unemployment 159 169 185 154 138 134 142 162 154 133
Unemployment Rate 4.6 5.0 5.6 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.1 3.4
Lincoln County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 5,803 6,050 6,327 6,187 6,214 6,324 6,397 6,351 6,373 6,654
Employment 5,451 5,629 5,837 5,709 5,775 5,859 5,968 5,963 5,974 6,258
Unemployment 352 421 490 478 439 465 429 388 399 396
Unemployment Rate 6.1 7.0 7.7 7.7 7.1 7.4 6.7 6.1 6.3 6.0
Niobrara County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 1,188 1,176 1,156 1,137 1,178 1,225 1,288 1,225 1,292 1,335
Employment 1,145 1,130 1,102 1,097 1,150 1,197 1,258 1,201 1,256 1,298
Unemployment 43 46 54 40 28 28 30 24 36 37
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.9 4.7 3.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.8 2.8
Park County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 13,125 13,186 13,357 13,719 14,485 15,113 15,108 15,083 15,331 15,458
Employment 12,535 12,632 12,805 13,172 13,908 14,486 14,456 14,411 14,625 14,766
Unemployment 590 554 552 547 577 627 652 672 706 692
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.5
Platte County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 3,885 3,832 3,921 3,982 4,066 4,166 4,238 4,368 4,493 4,678
Employment 3,696 3,646 3,705 3,774 3,866 3,987 4,072 4,194 4,274 4,475
Unemployment 189 186 216 208 200 179 166 174 219 203
Unemployment Rate 4.9 4.9 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.9 4.3
Sheridan County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 12,173 12,176 12,545 13,183 13,310 13,565 13,547 13,615 13,749 13,779
Employment 11,525 11,471 11,842 12,588 12,676 12,922 12,900 12,936 13,042 13,123
Unemployment 648 705 703 595 634 643 647 679 707 656
Unemployment Rate 5.3 5.8 5.6 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.0 5.1 4.8
Sublette County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 2,680 2,736 2,788 2,848 3,001 2,994 3,046 3,007 3,067 3,161
Employment 2,610 2,663 2,699 2,749 2,912 2,882 2,937 2,923 2,969 3,046
Unemployment 70 73 89 99 89 112 109 84 98 115
Unemployment Rate 2.6 2.7 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.7 3.6 2.8 3.2 3.6
Sweetwater County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 20,452 20,776 21,136 21,271 21,718 21,530 21,031 20,956 21,315 20,755
Employment 19,416 19,583 19,862 19,993 20,622 20,390 19,714 19,789 20,167 19,492
Unemployment 1,036 1,193 1,274 1,278 1,096 1,140 1,317 1,167 1,148 1,263
Unemployment Rate 5.1 5.7 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.3 6.3 5.6 5.4 6.1
Teton County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 8,267 8,591 9,001 9,556 10,083 10,420 10,573 10,786 11,131 11,712
Employment 8,110 8,392 8,752 9,324 9,867 10,180 10,277 10,525 10,900 11,455
Unemployment 157 199 249 232 216 240 296 261 231 257
Unemployment Rate 1.9 2.3 2.8 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.8 2.4 2.1 2.2
Uinta County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 9,944 10,121 10,258 10,721 10,631 10,827 10,984 10,748 10,855 10,575
Employment 9,315 9,420 9,425 9,810 9,803 10,098 10,174 10,123 10,238 9,857
Unemployment 629 701 833 911 828 729 810 625 617 718
Unemployment Rate 6.3 6.9 8.1 8.5 7.8 6.7 7.4 5.8 5.7 6.8
Washakie County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 4,267 4,303 4,456 4,529 4,674 4,791 4,849 4,848 4,965 4,913
Employment 4,076 4,113 4,200 4,218 4,410 4,488 4,578 4,594 4,671 4,602
Unemployment 191 190 256 311 264 303 271 254 294 311
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.4 5.7 6.9 5.6 6.3 5.6 5.2 5.9 6.3
Weston County
  1990 1991 2012 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Labor Force 3,342 3,211 3,216 3,214 3,295 3,346 3,312 3,276 3,293 3,381
Employment 3,200 3,068 3,037 3,053 3,119 3,184 3,138 3,104 3,134 3,200
Unemployment 142 143 179 161 176 162 174 172 159 181
Unemployment Rate 4.2 4.5 5.6 5.0 5.3 4.8 5.3 5.3 4.8 5.4
Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. 
Prepared by C. Cowan and M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 4/26/21.