1996 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 253,463 253,136 255,165 254,711 254,683 261,202 260,460 258,442 255,418 255,593 255,041 252,712 255,836
EMPLOYMENT 238,208 238,878 240,426 241,225 243,026 248,956 248,897 247,275 244,651 244,478 242,645 239,789 243,205
UNEMPLOYMENT 15,255 14,258 14,739 13,486 11,657 12,246 11,563 11,167 10,767 11,115 12,396 12,923 12,631
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.6 5.8 5.3 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.9 5.1 4.9
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 33,066 33,000 33,160 32,693 32,414 32,497 32,294 32,200 32,226 32,246 32,878 33,038 32,643
EMPLOYMENT 30,606 30,693 30,824 30,540 30,460 30,568 30,407 30,338 30,349 30,422 30,925 31,022 30,596
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,460 2,307 2,336 2,153 1,954 1,929 1,887 1,862 1,877 1,824 1,953 2,016 2,047
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.3
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,123 25,081 25,203 24,854 24,652 24,718 24,567 24,496 24,515 24,533 25,009 25,126 24,823
EMPLOYMENT 23,387 23,453 23,554 23,336 23,275 23,357 23,235 23,182 23,190 23,245 23,631 23,704 23,379
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,736 1,628 1,649 1,518 1,377 1,361 1,332 1,314 1,325 1,288 1,378 1,422 1,444
UNEMPL. RATE 6.9 6.5 6.5 6.1 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.8
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 39,457 39,233 39,357 39,183 38,787 38,940 39,439 38,896 38,216 38,699 39,807 39,294 39,109
EMPLOYMENT 37,630 37,650 37,760 37,787 37,555 37,609 38,195 37,699 36,988 37,387 38,420 37,847 37,711
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,827 1,583 1,597 1,396 1,232 1,331 1,244 1,197 1,228 1,312 1,387 1,447 1,398
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.6
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,706 27,550 27,637 27,517 27,239 27,348 27,699 27,318 26,838 27,178 27,955 27,595 27,465
EMPLOYMENT 26,440 26,454 26,531 26,550 26,386 26,425 26,837 26,488 25,988 26,269 26,994 26,593 26,496
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,266 1,096 1,106 967 853 923 862 830 850 909 961 1,002 969
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.5
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 16,979 17,170 17,104 17,151 16,941 16,495 16,349 16,379 16,810 17,471 17,518 17,305 16,972
EMPLOYMENT 16,584 16,833 16,782 16,831 16,640 16,177 16,068 16,082 16,541 17,161 17,198 16,990 16,657
UNEMPLOYMENT 395 337 322 320 301 318 281 297 269 310 320 315 315
UNEMPL. RATE 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,613 14,779 14,721 14,762 14,582 14,197 14,073 14,100 14,471 15,039 15,078 14,896 14,609
EMPLOYMENT 14,284 14,497 14,454 14,495 14,332 13,932 13,839 13,851 14,246 14,780 14,811 14,633 14,346
UNEMPLOYMENT 329 282 267 267 250 265 234 249 225 259 267 263 263
UNEMPL. RATE 2.3 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,192 5,169 5,324 5,406 5,356 5,468 5,174 5,182 5,296 5,571 5,662 5,546 5,362
EMPLOYMENT 4,807 4,737 4,863 5,093 5,097 5,184 4,915 4,934 5,058 5,339 5,360 5,156 5,045
UNEMPLOYMENT 385 432 461 313 259 284 259 248 238 232 302 390 317
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 8.4 8.7 5.8 4.8 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.5 4.2 5.3 7.0 5.9
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,522 18,415 18,407 18,397 18,488 18,863 18,833 19,010 18,085 18,481 18,724 18,357 18,549
EMPLOYMENT 17,521 17,515 17,496 17,583 17,694 17,976 18,052 18,232 17,261 17,653 17,836 17,407 17,686
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,001 900 911 814 794 887 781 778 824 828 888 950 863
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.1 4.6 4.5 4.7 5.2 4.7
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,461 8,385 8,531 8,541 8,477 8,901 8,651 8,511 8,498 8,505 8,353 8,315 8,510
EMPLOYMENT 7,864 7,859 7,985 8,043 8,087 8,483 8,299 8,191 8,182 8,119 7,918 7,803 8,069
UNEMPLOYMENT 597 526 546 498 390 418 352 320 316 386 435 512 441
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 6.3 6.4 5.8 4.6 4.7 4.1 3.8 3.7 4.5 5.2 6.2 5.2
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,392 6,412 6,526 6,551 6,437 6,431 6,498 6,592 6,535 6,585 6,676 6,513 6,513
EMPLOYMENT 6,016 6,084 6,142 6,231 6,154 6,079 6,170 6,253 6,203 6,242 6,334 6,092 6,167
UNEMPLOYMENT 376 328 384 320 283 352 328 339 332 343 342 421 346
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.1 5.9 4.9 4.4 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.1 6.5 5.3
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,967 2,936 3,033 3,069 3,145 3,263 3,137 3,088 3,058 3,030 2,980 2,891 3,050
EMPLOYMENT 2,799 2,779 2,869 2,921 3,011 3,126 3,004 2,971 2,952 2,923 2,853 2,758 2,914
UNEMPLOYMENT 168 157 164 148 134 137 133 117 106 107 127 133 136
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.3 5.4 4.8 4.3 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.5 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.5
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,885 17,941 18,123 18,052 17,907 17,805 17,539 17,369 17,526 17,632 17,805 17,662 17,770
EMPLOYMENT 16,237 16,361 16,526 16,614 16,695 16,533 16,272 16,135 16,428 16,489 16,446 16,257 16,416
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,648 1,580 1,597 1,438 1,212 1,272 1,267 1,234 1,098 1,143 1,359 1,405 1,354
UNEMPL. RATE 9.2 8.8 8.8 8.0 6.8 7.1 7.2 7.1 6.3 6.5 7.6 8.0 7.6
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,452 6,438 6,609 6,667 6,451 6,400 6,258 6,206 6,217 6,650 6,644 6,334 6,444
EMPLOYMENT 6,038 6,026 6,187 6,347 6,148 6,092 5,939 5,909 5,956 6,395 6,412 6,047 6,125
UNEMPLOYMENT 414 412 422 320 303 308 319 297 261 255 232 287 319
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.4 6.4 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.2 3.8 3.5 4.5 5.0
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,348 2,353 2,415 2,460 2,528 2,619 2,470 2,460 2,600 2,799 2,770 2,497 2,527
EMPLOYMENT 2,231 2,252 2,304 2,369 2,448 2,508 2,362 2,353 2,498 2,699 2,658 2,383 2,422
UNEMPLOYMENT 117 101 111 91 80 111 108 107 102 100 112 114 105
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.3 4.6 3.7 3.2 4.2 4.4 4.3 3.9 3.6 4.0 4.6 4.2
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,461 3,443 3,588 3,595 3,710 4,012 4,001 3,869 3,889 3,939 3,753 3,639 3,741
EMPLOYMENT 3,289 3,279 3,416 3,447 3,592 3,891 3,893 3,759 3,783 3,821 3,587 3,459 3,601
UNEMPLOYMENT 172 164 172 148 118 121 108 110 106 118 166 180 140
UNEMPL. RATE 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0 4.4 4.9 3.7
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,158 6,146 6,375 6,341 6,371 6,726 6,155 6,167 6,724 6,678 6,637 6,483 6,413
EMPLOYMENT 5,671 5,716 5,762 5,813 5,977 6,276 5,791 5,845 6,364 6,328 6,278 6,049 5,989
UNEMPLOYMENT 487 430 613 528 394 450 364 322 360 350 359 434 424
UNEMPL. RATE 7.9 7.0 9.6 8.3 6.2 6.7 5.9 5.2 5.4 5.2 5.4 6.7 6.6
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,242 1,240 1,307 1,277 1,286 1,322 1,322 1,320 1,350 1,348 1,272 1,213 1,291
EMPLOYMENT 1,208 1,212 1,269 1,241 1,266 1,291 1,299 1,299 1,329 1,309 1,235 1,190 1,262
UNEMPLOYMENT 34 28 38 36 20 31 23 21 21 39 37 23 29
UNEMPL. RATE 2.7 2.3 2.9 2.8 1.6 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.6 2.9 2.9 1.9 2.2
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,062 14,174 14,112 14,498 14,938 16,766 17,572 17,110 15,874 14,854 14,061 13,806 15,153
EMPLOYMENT 13,233 13,443 13,397 13,845 14,396 16,193 17,019 16,547 15,343 14,281 13,346 13,048 14,508
UNEMPLOYMENT 829 731 715 653 542 573 553 563 531 573 715 758 645
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.2 5.1 4.5 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.9 5.1 5.5 4.3
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,178 4,140 4,292 4,284 4,472 4,471 4,255 4,123 4,216 4,220 4,189 4,174 4,251
EMPLOYMENT 3,963 3,959 4,106 4,116 4,346 4,308 4,086 3,974 4,096 4,075 4,025 3,991 4,087
UNEMPLOYMENT 215 181 186 168 126 163 169 149 120 145 164 183 164
UNEMPL. RATE 5.1 4.4 4.3 3.9 2.8 3.6 4.0 3.6 2.8 3.4 3.9 4.4 3.9
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,516 13,437 13,600 13,732 13,656 13,954 13,580 13,487 13,496 13,712 13,519 13,354 13,587
EMPLOYMENT 12,558 12,640 12,789 12,991 13,081 13,366 13,101 13,015 13,025 13,247 12,898 12,655 12,947
UNEMPLOYMENT 958 797 811 741 575 588 479 472 471 465 621 699 640
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 5.9 6.0 5.4 4.2 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 4.6 5.2 4.7
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,846 2,820 2,869 2,898 3,017 3,239 3,275 3,303 3,173 3,222 3,061 2,936 3,055
EMPLOYMENT 2,684 2,676 2,699 2,758 2,926 3,143 3,186 3,219 3,097 3,147 2,981 2,846 2,947
UNEMPLOYMENT 162 144 170 140 91 96 89 84 76 75 80 90 108
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.1 5.9 4.8 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.6 3.1 3.5
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,417 21,481 21,591 21,495 21,163 21,210 20,723 20,570 20,738 20,762 20,850 21,109 21,092
EMPLOYMENT 20,091 19,988 20,134 20,081 19,838 19,788 19,376 19,318 19,661 19,580 19,672 19,918 19,787
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,326 1,493 1,457 1,414 1,325 1,422 1,347 1,252 1,077 1,182 1,178 1,191 1,305
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.2 5.7 5.6 5.6 6.2
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,662 9,731 9,743 9,336 10,070 12,250 13,433 13,175 11,729 10,015 8,699 9,411 10,604
EMPLOYMENT 9,357 9,450 9,426 8,842 9,708 12,027 13,222 12,998 11,547 9,820 8,229 9,131 10,313
UNEMPLOYMENT 305 281 317 494 362 223 211 177 182 195 470 280 291
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.9 3.3 5.3 3.6 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.9 5.4 3.0 2.7
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 11,085 11,008 10,886 10,858 10,909 11,256 11,235 11,272 11,004 10,847 11,021 10,779 11,013
EMPLOYMENT 10,170 10,073 10,024 9,978 10,165 10,470 10,428 10,494 10,240 10,135 10,284 10,070 10,211
UNEMPLOYMENT 915 935 862 880 744 786 807 778 764 712 737 709 802
UNEMPL. RATE 8.3 8.5 7.9 8.1 6.8 7.0 7.2 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.7 6.6 7.3
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,762 4,734 4,774 4,829 4,837 4,948 5,022 4,953 4,855 4,998 4,859 4,787 4,863
EMPLOYMENT 4,496 4,499 4,443 4,532 4,564 4,655 4,713 4,652 4,586 4,751 4,646 4,596 4,594
UNEMPLOYMENT 266 235 331 297 273 293 309 301 269 247 213 191 269
UNEMPL. RATE 5.6 5.0 6.9 6.2 5.6 5.9 6.2 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.4 4.0 5.5
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,356 3,336 3,439 3,403 3,323 3,370 3,242 3,204 3,300 3,329 3,299 3,266 3,322
EMPLOYMENT 3,154 3,157 3,219 3,223 3,177 3,216 3,098 3,062 3,163 3,155 3,105 3,071 3,150
UNEMPLOYMENT 202 179 220 180 146 154 144 142 137 174 194 195 172
UNEMPL. RATE 6.0 5.4 6.4 5.3 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.2 5.2 5.9 6.0 5.2
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