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2021 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics


Table: 1996 Wyoming Benchmark Labor Force Estimates
Wyoming
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 250,831 250,910 253,466 252,495 252,532 259,081 260,337 258,329 256,135 256,529 256,241 254,197 255,091
Employment 235,112 237,017 238,544 238,448 240,941 247,376 248,320 247,370 245,427 245,308 243,392 240,664 242,327
Unemployment 15,719 13,893 14,922 14,047 11,591 11,705 12,017 10,959 10,708 11,221 12,849 13,533 12,764
Unemployment Rate 6.3 5.5 5.9 5.6 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.4 5.0 5.3 5.0
Natrona County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 32,743 32,702 32,948 32,431 32,142 32,218 32,298 32,177 32,312 32,366 33,044 33,246 32,552
Employment 30,208 30,454 30,583 30,188 30,199 30,374 30,337 30,350 30,445 30,525 31,020 31,135 30,485
Unemployment 2,535 2,248 2,365 2,243 1,943 1,844 1,961 1,827 1,867 1,841 2,024 2,111 2,067
Unemployment Rate 7.7 6.9 7.2 6.9 6.0 5.7 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.7 6.1 6.3 6.3
Casper City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 24,872 24,856 25,039 24,648 24,444 24,510 24,565 24,481 24,582 24,624 25,132 25,279 24,753
Employment 23,083 23,270 23,370 23,067 23,075 23,209 23,181 23,191 23,264 23,324 23,704 23,790 23,294
Unemployment 1,789 1,586 1,669 1,581 1,369 1,301 1,384 1,290 1,318 1,300 1,428 1,489 1,459
Unemployment Rate 7.2 6.4 6.7 6.4 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.7 5.9 5.9
Laramie County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 39,024 38,899 39,081 38,806 38,458 38,642 39,399 38,888 38,326 38,839 39,976 39,500 38,986
Employment 37,141 37,357 37,464 37,352 37,233 37,370 38,106 37,713 37,105 37,514 38,538 37,985 37,573
Unemployment 1,883 1,542 1,617 1,454 1,225 1,272 1,293 1,175 1,221 1,325 1,438 1,515 1,413
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.6
Cheyenne City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 27,401 27,316 27,443 27,251 27,008 27,139 27,671 27,313 26,915 27,276 28,073 27,739 27,379
Employment 26,096 26,248 26,323 26,244 26,160 26,257 26,775 26,498 26,070 26,358 27,077 26,690 26,400
Unemployment 1,305 1,068 1,120 1,007 848 882 896 815 845 918 996 1,049 979
Unemployment Rate 4.8 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.6
Albany County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 16,775 17,030 16,977 16,970 16,796 16,378 16,323 16,379 16,861 17,532 17,583 17,382 16,916
Employment 16,368 16,702 16,651 16,637 16,497 16,074 16,031 16,088 16,593 17,219 17,251 17,052 16,597
Unemployment 407 328 326 333 299 304 292 291 268 313 332 330 319
Unemployment Rate 2.4 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9
Laramie City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 14,437 14,659 14,611 14,606 14,458 14,097 14,050 14,100 14,515 15,091 15,134 14,961 14,560
Employment 14,098 14,384 14,341 14,328 14,209 13,844 13,807 13,856 14,291 14,830 14,857 14,686 14,294
Unemployment 339 275 270 278 249 253 243 244 224 261 277 275 266
Unemployment Rate 2.3 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8
Big Horn County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 5,142 5,121 5,292 5,360 5,311 5,422 5,173 5,179 5,311 5,591 5,690 5,583 5,348
Employment 4,745 4,700 4,825 5,034 5,053 5,151 4,904 4,936 5,074 5,357 5,377 5,175 5,028
Unemployment 397 421 467 326 258 271 269 243 237 234 313 408 320
Unemployment Rate 7.7 8.2 8.8 6.1 4.9 5.0 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.2 5.5 7.3 6.0
Campbell County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 18,324 18,256 18,281 18,229 18,332 18,710 18,822 19,003 18,135 18,549 18,811 18,466 18,493
Employment 17,293 17,379 17,359 17,381 17,542 17,862 18,010 18,239 17,316 17,713 17,891 17,471 17,621
Unemployment 1,031 877 922 848 790 848 812 764 819 836 920 995 872
Unemployment Rate 5.6 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.9 5.4 4.7
Gillette City*
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force
Employment
Unemployment
Unemployment Rate
Carbon County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 8,377 8,311 8,475 8,469 8,406 8,829 8,646 8,508 8,522 8,537 8,393 8,367 8,487
Employment 7,762 7,798 7,922 7,950 8,018 8,429 8,280 8,194 8,208 8,147 7,942 7,831 8,040
Unemployment 615 513 553 519 388 400 366 314 314 390 451 536 447
Unemployment Rate 7.3 6.2 6.5 6.1 4.6 4.5 4.2 3.7 3.7 4.6 5.4 6.4 5.3
Converse County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 6,325 6,357 6,483 6,492 6,382 6,376 6,497 6,588 6,553 6,609 6,707 6,555 6,493
Employment 5,938 6,037 6,094 6,159 6,101 6,040 6,156 6,255 6,223 6,263 6,353 6,114 6,144
Unemployment 387 320 389 333 281 336 341 333 330 346 354 441 349
Unemployment Rate 6.1 5.0 6.0 5.1 4.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.3 6.7 5.4
Crook County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 2,936 2,910 3,013 3,041 3,118 3,237 3,135 3,087 3,066 3,041 2,994 2,907 3,040
Employment 2,763 2,757 2,847 2,887 2,985 3,106 2,997 2,972 2,961 2,933 2,862 2,768 2,903
Unemployment 173 153 166 154 133 131 138 115 105 108 132 139 137
Unemployment Rate 5.9 5.3 5.5 5.1 4.3 4.0 4.4 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.4 4.8 4.5
Fremont County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 17,724 17,774 18,014 17,921 17,757 17,644 17,551 17,352 17,572 17,699 17,906 17,787 17,725
Employment 16,026 16,234 16,397 16,423 16,552 16,428 16,234 16,141 16,480 16,545 16,497 16,316 16,356
Unemployment 1,698 1,540 1,617 1,498 1,205 1,216 1,317 1,211 1,092 1,154 1,409 1,471 1,369
Unemployment Rate 9.6 8.7 9.0 8.4 6.8 6.9 7.5 7.0 6.2 6.5 7.9 8.3 7.7
Goshen County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 6,387 6,380 6,566 6,607 6,396 6,347 6,257 6,202 6,235 6,674 6,672 6,370 6,424
Employment 5,960 5,979 6,139 6,274 6,095 6,053 5,925 5,911 5,975 6,417 6,432 6,069 6,102
Unemployment 427 401 427 333 301 294 332 291 260 257 240 301 322
Unemployment Rate 6.7 6.3 6.5 5.0 4.7 4.6 5.3 4.7 4.2 3.9 3.6 4.7 5.0
Hot Springs County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 2,323 2,332 2,398 2,437 2,507 2,598 2,469 2,459 2,607 2,809 2,782 2,511 2,520
Employment 2,202 2,234 2,286 2,342 2,427 2,492 2,357 2,354 2,506 2,708 2,666 2,392 2,414
Unemployment 121 98 112 95 80 106 112 105 101 101 116 119 106
Unemployment Rate 5.2 4.2 4.7 3.9 3.2 4.1 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.6 4.2 4.7 4.2
Johnson County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,423 3,413 3,563 3,561 3,678 3,982 3,996 3,868 3,900 3,953 3,770 3,660 3,731
Employment 3,246 3,253 3,389 3,407 3,561 3,866 3,884 3,760 3,795 3,834 3,598 3,472 3,589
Unemployment 177 160 174 154 117 116 112 108 105 119 172 188 142
Unemployment Rate 5.2 4.7 4.9 4.3 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.0 4.6 5.1 3.8
Lincoln County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 6,099 6,090 6,338 6,296 6,318 6,666 6,156 6,163 6,742 6,702 6,669 6,525 6,397
Employment 5,597 5,671 5,717 5,746 5,926 6,236 5,778 5,847 6,384 6,349 6,297 6,071 5,968
Unemployment 502 419 621 550 392 430 378 316 358 353 372 454 429
Unemployment Rate 8.2 6.9 9.8 8.7 6.2 6.5 6.1 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.6 7.0 6.7
Niobrara County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 1,227 1,230 1,297 1,264 1,275 1,313 1,320 1,320 1,354 1,352 1,277 1,218 1,288
Employment 1,192 1,203 1,259 1,227 1,255 1,283 1,296 1,299 1,333 1,313 1,239 1,194 1,258
Unemployment 35 27 38 37 20 30 24 21 21 39 38 24 30
Unemployment Rate 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.9 1.6 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.6 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.3
Park County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 13,915 14,050 14,016 14,366 14,811 16,638 17,555 17,106 15,920 14,907 14,128 13,890 15,108
Employment 13,061 13,338 13,292 13,686 14,272 16,090 16,980 16,553 15,392 14,329 13,387 13,096 14,456
Unemployment 854 712 724 680 539 548 575 553 528 578 741 794 652
Unemployment Rate 6.1 5.1 5.2 4.7 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.9 5.2 5.7 4.3
Platte County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 4,133 4,104 4,262 4,244 4,434 4,437 4,253 4,122 4,228 4,235 4,207 4,198 4,238
Employment 3,911 3,928 4,074 4,069 4,309 4,281 4,077 3,976 4,109 4,089 4,037 4,006 4,072
Unemployment 222 176 188 175 125 156 176 146 119 146 170 192 166
Unemployment Rate 5.4 4.3 4.4 4.1 2.8 3.5 4.1 3.5 2.8 3.4 4.0 4.6 3.9
Sheridan County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 13,382 13,319 13,510 13,613 13,541 13,843 13,569 13,483 13,534 13,761 13,582 13,433 13,547
Employment 12,395 12,542 12,689 12,841 12,969 13,281 13,071 13,020 13,066 13,292 12,938 12,701 12,900
Unemployment 987 777 821 772 572 562 498 463 468 469 644 732 647
Unemployment Rate 7.4 5.8 6.1 5.7 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 4.7 5.4 4.8
Sublette County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 2,816 2,795 2,850 2,872 2,991 3,215 3,271 3,302 3,183 3,234 3,073 2,950 3,046
Employment 2,649 2,655 2,678 2,726 2,901 3,123 3,179 3,220 3,107 3,158 2,990 2,856 2,937
Unemployment 167 140 172 146 90 92 92 82 76 76 83 94 109
Unemployment Rate 5.9 5.0 6.0 5.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.7 3.2 3.6
Sweetwater County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 21,196 21,287 21,451 21,323 20,985 21,021 20,731 20,554 20,794 20,839 20,954 21,238 21,031
Employment 19,830 19,832 19,976 19,850 19,668 19,662 19,331 19,325 19,723 19,646 19,733 19,991 19,714
Unemployment 1,366 1,455 1,475 1,473 1,317 1,359 1,400 1,229 1,071 1,193 1,221 1,247 1,317
Unemployment Rate 6.4 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.3 6.5 6.8 6.0 5.2 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.3
Teton County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 9,549 9,650 9,673 9,255 9,985 12,164 13,410 13,177 11,765 10,050 8,741 9,457 10,573
Employment 9,235 9,376 9,352 8,740 9,625 11,951 13,191 13,003 11,584 9,853 8,254 9,164 10,277
Unemployment 314 274 321 515 360 213 219 174 181 197 487 293 296
Unemployment Rate 3.3 2.8 3.3 5.6 3.6 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.5 2.0 5.6 3.1 2.8
Uinta County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 10,981 10,906 10,819 10,780 10,818 11,155 11,243 11,262 11,032 10,888 11,080 10,849 10,984
Employment 10,038 9,995 9,946 9,863 10,078 10,404 10,404 10,498 10,272 10,169 10,316 10,107 10,174
Unemployment 943 911 873 917 740 751 839 764 760 719 764 742 810
Unemployment Rate 8.6 8.4 8.1 8.5 6.8 6.7 7.5 6.8 6.9 6.6 6.9 6.8 7.4
Washakie County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 4,712 4,693 4,743 4,789 4,796 4,905 5,023 4,949 4,869 5,016 4,881 4,813 4,849
Employment 4,438 4,464 4,408 4,480 4,525 4,625 4,702 4,654 4,601 4,767 4,660 4,613 4,578
Unemployment 274 229 335 309 271 280 321 295 268 249 221 200 271
Unemployment Rate 5.8 4.9 7.1 6.5 5.7 5.7 6.4 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.2 5.6
Weston County
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Labor Force 3,321 3,306 3,417 3,373 3,295 3,343 3,241 3,202 3,309 3,342 3,316 3,286 3,312
Employment 3,113 3,132 3,194 3,186 3,150 3,196 3,091 3,063 3,173 3,166 3,115 3,082 3,138
Unemployment 208 174 223 187 145 147 150 139 136 176 201 204 174
Unemployment Rate 6.3 5.3 6.5 5.5 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.1 5.3 6.1 6.2 5.3
*Note: Data for Gillette are not available prior to 2000. 
Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. 
Prepared by C. Cowan and M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 4/26/21.