1997 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 251,689 250,717 252,083 251,688 252,028 258,706 259,038 256,670 253,222 253,670 253,550 252,873 253,828
EMPLOYMENT 235,679 235,960 237,714 238,451 240,624 246,700 248,192 246,445 243,518 243,656 242,332 240,933 241,684
UNEMPLOYMENT 16,010 14,757 14,369 13,237 11,404 12,006 10,846 10,225 9,704 10,014 11,218 11,940 12,144
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.3 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.4 4.7 4.8
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 33,115 32,990 33,250 32,938 32,429 32,515 32,625 32,075 31,844 32,300 33,027 33,264 32,698
EMPLOYMENT 30,907 30,867 31,151 31,007 30,664 30,629 30,880 30,438 30,293 30,723 31,340 31,479 30,865
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,208 2,123 2,099 1,931 1,765 1,886 1,745 1,637 1,551 1,577 1,687 1,785 1,833
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 6.4 6.3 5.9 5.4 5.8 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.4 5.6
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,175 25,084 25,284 25,056 24,676 24,736 24,827 24,414 24,242 24,588 25,139 25,312 24,878
EMPLOYMENT 23,617 23,586 23,802 23,693 23,431 23,404 23,596 23,258 23,147 23,475 23,948 24,053 23,584
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,558 1,498 1,482 1,363 1,245 1,332 1,231 1,156 1,095 1,113 1,191 1,259 1,294
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.4 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.2
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 39,601 39,343 39,065 39,409 38,382 38,816 39,251 38,374 37,553 38,398 39,345 39,380 38,910
EMPLOYMENT 37,676 37,628 37,548 37,957 37,159 37,493 38,021 37,181 36,417 37,203 37,851 37,793 37,494
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,925 1,715 1,517 1,452 1,223 1,323 1,230 1,193 1,136 1,195 1,494 1,587 1,416
UNEMPL. RATE 4.9 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.8 4.0 3.6
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,806 27,625 27,433 27,676 26,956 27,259 27,567 26,951 26,375 26,968 27,630 27,654 27,325
EMPLOYMENT 26,472 26,438 26,382 26,670 26,109 26,343 26,714 26,124 25,587 26,139 26,594 26,554 26,344
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,334 1,187 1,051 1,006 847 916 853 827 788 829 1,036 1,100 981
UNEMPL. RATE 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.7 4.0 3.6
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,072 17,213 17,272 17,155 16,723 16,281 16,109 16,021 16,657 16,920 17,022 17,031 16,790
EMPLOYMENT 16,657 16,818 16,858 16,763 16,410 15,980 15,804 15,728 16,417 16,667 16,735 16,681 16,460
UNEMPLOYMENT 415 395 414 392 313 301 305 293 240 253 287 350 330
UNEMPL. RATE 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.0
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,692 14,816 14,866 14,765 14,395 14,013 13,865 13,790 14,338 14,565 14,652 14,659 14,451
EMPLOYMENT 14,345 14,485 14,520 14,437 14,134 13,762 13,611 13,546 14,139 14,354 14,413 14,367 14,176
UNEMPLOYMENT 347 331 346 328 261 251 254 244 199 211 239 292 275
UNEMPL. RATE 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 1.9
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,406 5,322 5,433 5,439 5,484 5,614 5,451 5,561 5,779 5,770 5,729 5,573 5,547
EMPLOYMENT 5,017 4,976 5,029 5,098 5,204 5,313 5,172 5,308 5,539 5,539 5,467 5,250 5,243
UNEMPLOYMENT 389 346 404 341 280 301 279 253 240 231 262 323 304
UNEMPL. RATE 7.2 6.5 7.4 6.3 5.1 5.4 5.1 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.6 5.8 5.5
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,841 18,802 18,804 18,672 18,441 18,974 18,688 18,740 18,246 18,696 18,843 18,885 18,719
EMPLOYMENT 17,578 17,674 17,684 17,597 17,575 18,067 17,854 17,955 17,462 17,883 18,033 18,099 17,788
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,263 1,128 1,120 1,075 866 907 834 785 784 813 810 786 931
UNEMPL. RATE 6.7 6.0 6.0 5.8 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 5.0
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 8,117 8,044 8,191 8,208 8,242 8,650 8,604 8,509 8,243 8,341 8,258 8,067 8,290
EMPLOYMENT 7,492 7,529 7,683 7,806 7,914 8,236 8,294 8,228 8,003 8,000 7,873 7,609 7,889
UNEMPLOYMENT 625 515 508 402 328 414 310 281 240 341 385 458 401
UNEMPL. RATE 7.7 6.4 6.2 4.9 4.0 4.8 3.6 3.3 2.9 4.1 4.7 5.7 4.8
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,491 6,418 6,519 6,426 6,467 6,551 6,788 6,958 6,661 6,615 6,536 6,366 6,566
EMPLOYMENT 5,969 5,936 6,059 6,011 6,106 6,156 6,419 6,605 6,356 6,302 6,224 6,053 6,183
UNEMPLOYMENT 522 482 460 415 361 395 369 353 305 313 312 313 383
UNEMPL. RATE 8.0 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.6 6.0 5.4 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.8
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,780 2,754 2,853 2,865 2,980 3,169 3,115 3,078 3,131 3,080 3,047 2,889 2,978
EMPLOYMENT 2,605 2,596 2,674 2,710 2,859 3,050 3,007 2,970 3,020 2,960 2,926 2,741 2,843
UNEMPLOYMENT 175 158 179 155 121 119 108 108 111 120 121 148 135
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.7 6.3 5.4 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.9 4.0 5.1 4.5
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,546 17,475 17,604 17,661 17,631 17,107 17,128 17,167 17,385 17,557 17,575 17,115 17,413
EMPLOYMENT 15,810 15,821 16,011 16,279 16,312 15,691 15,838 15,902 16,200 16,391 16,358 15,855 16,039
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,736 1,654 1,593 1,382 1,319 1,416 1,290 1,265 1,185 1,166 1,217 1,260 1,374
UNEMPL. RATE 9.9 9.5 9.0 7.8 7.5 8.3 7.5 7.4 6.8 6.6 6.9 7.4 7.9
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,270 6,276 6,282 6,425 6,346 6,452 6,192 6,209 6,328 6,696 6,686 6,447 6,384
EMPLOYMENT 5,840 5,857 5,932 6,090 6,080 6,190 5,942 5,949 6,067 6,458 6,427 6,167 6,083
UNEMPLOYMENT 430 419 350 335 266 262 250 260 261 238 259 280 301
UNEMPL. RATE 6.9 6.7 5.6 5.2 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.9 4.3 4.7
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,353 2,418 2,399 2,400 2,415 2,509 2,496 2,445 2,368 2,390 2,336 2,374 2,409
EMPLOYMENT 2,221 2,314 2,274 2,299 2,326 2,399 2,403 2,356 2,294 2,300 2,240 2,266 2,308
UNEMPLOYMENT 132 104 125 101 89 110 93 89 74 90 96 108 101
UNEMPL. RATE 5.6 4.3 5.2 4.2 3.7 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.1 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.2
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,501 3,498 3,563 3,612 3,760 4,083 3,890 3,883 3,846 3,772 3,678 3,544 3,719
EMPLOYMENT 3,283 3,287 3,343 3,428 3,612 3,924 3,762 3,770 3,731 3,649 3,537 3,372 3,558
UNEMPLOYMENT 218 211 220 184 148 159 128 113 115 123 141 172 161
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.1 3.9 3.9 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.3 3.8 4.9 4.3
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,126 6,128 6,190 6,162 6,398 6,648 6,555 6,531 6,352 6,170 6,140 6,122 6,293
EMPLOYMENT 5,655 5,683 5,702 5,714 6,009 6,247 6,232 6,232 6,028 5,879 5,828 5,689 5,908
UNEMPLOYMENT 471 445 488 448 389 401 323 299 324 291 312 433 385
UNEMPL. RATE 7.7 7.3 7.9 7.3 6.1 6.0 4.9 4.6 5.1 4.7 5.1 7.1 6.1
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,143 1,127 1,181 1,187 1,225 1,196 1,203 1,240 1,287 1,302 1,271 1,202 1,214
EMPLOYMENT 1,101 1,104 1,155 1,168 1,211 1,176 1,181 1,222 1,267 1,277 1,244 1,172 1,190
UNEMPLOYMENT 42 23 26 19 14 20 22 18 20 25 27 30 24
UNEMPL. RATE 3.7 2.0 2.2 1.6 1.1 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.0
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,938 13,730 13,908 13,890 14,698 16,830 17,329 16,892 15,461 14,741 14,054 13,869 14,945
EMPLOYMENT 12,923 12,810 13,069 13,250 14,133 16,205 16,781 16,418 14,991 14,219 13,373 13,155 14,277
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,015 920 839 640 565 625 548 474 470 522 681 714 668
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 6.7 6.0 4.6 3.8 3.7 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.5 4.8 5.1 4.5
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,181 4,158 4,277 4,229 4,481 4,368 4,286 4,262 4,473 4,538 4,396 4,293 4,329
EMPLOYMENT 3,948 3,915 4,063 4,057 4,349 4,220 4,130 4,125 4,334 4,390 4,218 4,110 4,155
UNEMPLOYMENT 233 243 214 172 132 148 156 137 139 148 178 183 174
UNEMPL. RATE 5.6 5.8 5.0 4.1 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.2 3.1 3.3 4.0 4.3 4.0
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,356 13,293 13,444 13,402 13,436 13,890 13,615 13,561 13,438 13,496 13,524 13,426 13,490
EMPLOYMENT 12,348 12,425 12,546 12,639 12,836 13,290 13,105 13,063 12,964 12,967 12,897 12,709 12,816
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,008 868 898 763 600 600 510 498 474 529 627 717 674
UNEMPL. RATE 7.5 6.5 6.7 5.7 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.9 4.6 5.3 5.0
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,816 2,728 2,782 2,778 3,002 3,249 3,165 3,300 3,271 3,018 2,847 2,789 2,979
EMPLOYMENT 2,702 2,613 2,661 2,682 2,917 3,167 3,102 3,240 3,200 2,960 2,785 2,721 2,896
UNEMPLOYMENT 114 115 121 96 85 82 63 60 71 58 62 68 83
UNEMPL. RATE 4.0 4.2 4.3 3.5 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.8 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.8
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 20,792 20,763 20,882 20,883 20,792 20,780 20,441 20,165 20,616 20,791 20,984 21,310 20,767
EMPLOYMENT 19,218 19,405 19,565 19,632 19,630 19,523 19,316 19,106 19,651 19,866 20,079 20,275 19,606
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,574 1,358 1,317 1,251 1,162 1,257 1,125 1,059 965 925 905 1,035 1,161
UNEMPL. RATE 7.6 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.6 6.0 5.5 5.3 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.9 5.6
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,585 9,680 9,588 9,328 10,210 12,399 13,428 13,167 11,586 10,117 9,183 9,971 10,687
EMPLOYMENT 9,304 9,403 9,320 8,854 9,939 12,219 13,261 13,007 11,451 9,927 8,751 9,691 10,427
UNEMPLOYMENT 281 277 268 474 271 180 167 160 135 190 432 280 260
UNEMPL. RATE 2.9 2.9 2.8 5.1 2.7 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.9 4.7 2.8 2.4
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,587 10,547 10,489 10,476 10,433 10,768 10,865 10,788 10,616 10,707 10,788 10,748 10,651
EMPLOYMENT 9,800 9,827 9,832 9,791 9,795 10,112 10,271 10,247 10,078 10,169 10,237 10,186 10,029
UNEMPLOYMENT 787 720 657 685 638 656 594 541 538 538 551 562 622
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 6.8 6.3 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.8
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,762 4,737 4,826 4,840 4,832 4,679 4,681 4,621 4,826 4,970 4,953 4,928 4,805
EMPLOYMENT 4,557 4,430 4,501 4,556 4,536 4,392 4,417 4,390 4,613 4,770 4,732 4,726 4,552
UNEMPLOYMENT 205 307 325 284 296 287 264 231 213 200 221 202 253
UNEMPL. RATE 4.3 6.5 6.7 5.9 6.1 6.1 5.6 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.5 4.1 5.3
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,310 3,268 3,278 3,296 3,221 3,174 3,133 3,129 3,256 3,286 3,323 3,280 3,246
EMPLOYMENT 3,070 3,040 3,052 3,057 3,045 3,022 2,997 3,011 3,141 3,158 3,177 3,134 3,075
UNEMPLOYMENT 240 228 226 239 176 152 136 118 115 128 146 146 171
UNEMPL. RATE 7.3 7.0 6.9 7.3 5.5 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.5 3.9 4.4 4.5 5.3
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