1998 WYOMING BENCHMARK LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES
WYOMING ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 251,892 252,113 254,082 254,263 256,044 263,120 263,027 261,154 258,593 259,261 259,470 258,050 257,589
EMPLOYMENT 237,507 238,591 240,333 242,103 244,876 250,937 251,963 250,360 248,040 248,308 247,196 245,664 245,490
UNEMPLOYMENT 14,385 13,522 13,749 12,160 11,168 12,183 11,064 10,794 10,553 10,953 12,274 12,386 12,099
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.4 5.4 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.7
NATRONA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 33,140 32,917 33,263 33,122 32,895 33,236 32,997 33,024 32,568 33,190 33,298 33,506 33,097
EMPLOYMENT 31,121 31,061 31,419 31,458 31,283 31,495 31,348 31,365 30,931 31,408 31,481 31,719 31,341
UNEMPLOYMENT 2,019 1,856 1,844 1,664 1,612 1,741 1,649 1,659 1,637 1,782 1,817 1,787 1,756
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.6 5.5 5.0 4.9 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.3
CASPER CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 25,204 25,044 25,309 25,212 25,041 25,295 25,116 25,137 24,792 25,257 25,339 25,497 25,187
EMPLOYMENT 23,779 23,734 24,008 24,037 23,904 24,067 23,953 23,966 23,636 24,000 24,056 24,236 23,948
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,425 1,310 1,301 1,175 1,137 1,228 1,163 1,171 1,156 1,257 1,283 1,261 1,239
UNEMPL. RATE 5.7 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.9
LARAMIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 39,251 39,200 39,655 39,368 38,613 39,201 39,731 39,048 38,519 39,175 39,596 39,747 39,258
EMPLOYMENT 37,431 37,664 38,099 38,087 37,429 37,830 38,469 37,791 37,318 37,935 38,202 38,250 37,875
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,820 1,536 1,556 1,281 1,184 1,371 1,262 1,257 1,201 1,240 1,394 1,497 1,383
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 3.9 3.9 3.3 3.1 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.8 3.5
CHEYENNE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 27,560 27,529 27,847 27,648 27,119 27,530 27,904 27,423 27,052 27,512 27,806 27,913 27,570
EMPLOYMENT 26,299 26,465 26,769 26,760 26,299 26,580 27,029 26,553 26,221 26,654 26,841 26,875 26,612
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,261 1,064 1,078 888 820 950 875 870 831 858 965 1,038 958
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 3.9 3.9 3.2 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.5
ALBANY COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,074 17,171 17,353 17,392 17,197 16,887 17,029 16,954 17,660 18,307 18,463 18,480 17,497
EMPLOYMENT 16,609 16,727 16,893 17,033 16,883 16,540 16,707 16,625 17,370 18,026 18,112 18,129 17,138
UNEMPLOYMENT 465 444 460 359 314 347 322 329 290 281 351 351 359
UNEMPL. RATE 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.1 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.9 2.1
LARAMIE CITY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 14,693 14,777 14,932 14,968 14,802 14,534 14,660 14,592 15,202 15,759 15,892 15,905 15,060
EMPLOYMENT 14,305 14,407 14,549 14,669 14,540 14,245 14,390 14,318 14,960 15,525 15,599 15,613 14,760
UNEMPLOYMENT 388 370 383 299 262 289 270 274 242 234 293 292 300
UNEMPL. RATE 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0
BIG HORN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 5,687 5,739 5,777 5,775 5,870 5,938 5,619 5,586 5,735 5,818 5,837 5,704 5,757
EMPLOYMENT 5,330 5,399 5,368 5,411 5,498 5,496 5,251 5,257 5,409 5,518 5,495 5,345 5,398
UNEMPLOYMENT 357 340 409 364 372 442 368 329 326 300 342 359 359
UNEMPL. RATE 6.3 5.9 7.1 6.3 6.3 7.4 6.5 5.9 5.7 5.2 5.9 6.3 6.2
CAMPBELL COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 18,933 19,044 19,128 18,943 18,926 19,481 19,427 19,382 18,941 19,221 19,279 19,106 19,151
EMPLOYMENT 17,943 18,031 18,049 18,091 18,071 18,540 18,575 18,564 18,090 18,365 18,333 18,254 18,242
UNEMPLOYMENT 990 1,013 1,079 852 855 941 852 818 851 856 946 852 909
UNEMPL. RATE 5.2 5.3 5.6 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.5 4.7
CARBON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 7,999 7,982 8,035 7,984 8,147 8,736 8,353 8,256 8,405 8,500 8,549 8,257 8,267
EMPLOYMENT 7,470 7,437 7,496 7,564 7,746 8,300 8,002 7,915 8,021 8,137 8,144 7,757 7,832
UNEMPLOYMENT 529 545 539 420 401 436 351 341 384 363 405 500 435
UNEMPL. RATE 6.6 6.8 6.7 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.2 4.1 4.6 4.3 4.7 6.1 5.3
CONVERSE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,314 6,369 6,351 6,430 6,461 6,548 6,681 6,852 6,660 6,839 6,873 6,732 6,593
EMPLOYMENT 5,964 6,022 5,960 6,076 6,176 6,199 6,336 6,528 6,364 6,534 6,492 6,373 6,252
UNEMPLOYMENT 350 347 391 354 285 349 345 324 296 305 381 359 341
UNEMPL. RATE 5.5 5.4 6.2 5.5 4.4 5.3 5.2 4.7 4.4 4.5 5.5 5.3 5.2
CROOK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,741 2,740 2,766 2,829 3,007 3,184 3,057 3,119 3,124 3,022 3,169 2,997 2,979
EMPLOYMENT 2,538 2,537 2,549 2,677 2,870 3,038 2,927 2,997 2,997 2,892 3,015 2,841 2,823
UNEMPLOYMENT 203 203 217 152 137 146 130 122 127 130 154 156 156
UNEMPL. RATE 7.4 7.4 7.8 5.4 4.6 4.6 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.9 5.2 5.2
FREMONT COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 17,166 17,202 17,483 17,613 17,664 17,308 17,268 17,211 17,686 17,935 18,062 17,839 17,537
EMPLOYMENT 15,506 15,649 15,964 16,189 16,361 15,963 16,044 15,954 16,567 16,723 16,687 16,539 16,179
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,660 1,553 1,519 1,424 1,303 1,345 1,224 1,257 1,119 1,212 1,375 1,300 1,358
UNEMPL. RATE 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.1 7.4 7.8 7.1 7.3 6.3 6.8 7.6 7.3 7.7
GOSHEN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,285 6,247 6,290 6,477 6,515 6,552 6,198 6,249 6,264 6,574 6,865 6,655 6,431
EMPLOYMENT 5,836 5,853 5,926 6,204 6,253 6,279 5,928 5,981 6,039 6,362 6,606 6,374 6,137
UNEMPLOYMENT 449 394 364 273 262 273 270 268 225 212 259 281 294
UNEMPL. RATE 7.1 6.3 5.8 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.3 3.6 3.2 3.8 4.2 4.6
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,322 2,287 2,382 2,423 2,429 2,543 2,485 2,461 2,392 2,344 2,366 2,357 2,400
EMPLOYMENT 2,196 2,178 2,256 2,303 2,307 2,403 2,390 2,367 2,296 2,265 2,278 2,259 2,292
UNEMPLOYMENT 126 109 126 120 122 140 95 94 96 79 88 98 108
UNEMPL. RATE 5.4 4.8 5.3 5.0 5.0 5.5 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.4 3.7 4.2 4.5
JOHNSON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,471 3,489 3,529 3,590 3,801 4,096 3,940 3,903 3,838 3,770 3,795 3,692 3,743
EMPLOYMENT 3,258 3,297 3,341 3,436 3,681 3,956 3,812 3,778 3,725 3,660 3,639 3,527 3,593
UNEMPLOYMENT 213 192 188 154 120 140 128 125 113 110 156 165 150
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.5 5.3 4.3 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.9 4.1 4.5 4.0
LINCOLN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 6,116 6,048 6,192 6,133 6,227 6,553 6,563 6,461 6,422 6,350 6,298 6,301 6,306
EMPLOYMENT 5,628 5,639 5,708 5,718 5,850 6,126 6,209 6,166 6,063 6,024 5,988 5,892 5,918
UNEMPLOYMENT 488 409 484 415 377 427 354 295 359 326 310 409 388
UNEMPL. RATE 8.0 6.8 7.8 6.8 6.1 6.5 5.4 4.6 5.6 5.1 4.9 6.5 6.2
NIOBRARA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 1,141 1,151 1,164 1,283 1,305 1,289 1,300 1,330 1,319 1,367 1,387 1,312 1,279
EMPLOYMENT 1,104 1,121 1,133 1,242 1,269 1,257 1,264 1,296 1,296 1,328 1,346 1,273 1,244
UNEMPLOYMENT 37 30 31 41 36 32 36 34 23 39 41 39 35
UNEMPL. RATE 3.2 2.6 2.7 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.6 1.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7
PARK COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,883 13,837 13,999 14,245 15,385 16,934 17,248 16,861 15,771 15,104 14,577 14,260 15,175
EMPLOYMENT 13,042 13,060 13,193 13,505 14,737 16,223 16,613 16,261 15,247 14,487 13,908 13,585 14,488
UNEMPLOYMENT 841 777 806 740 648 711 635 600 524 617 669 675 687
UNEMPL. RATE 6.1 5.6 5.8 5.2 4.2 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.3 4.1 4.6 4.7 4.5
PLATTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,369 4,399 4,405 4,512 4,781 4,468 4,441 4,312 4,414 4,355 4,508 4,398 4,447
EMPLOYMENT 4,110 4,162 4,169 4,279 4,594 4,272 4,223 4,123 4,226 4,176 4,290 4,178 4,234
UNEMPLOYMENT 259 237 236 233 187 196 218 189 188 179 218 220 213
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.4 5.4 5.2 3.9 4.4 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.8 5.0 4.8
SHERIDAN COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 13,379 13,501 13,482 13,584 13,569 14,055 13,654 13,557 13,543 13,699 13,774 13,494 13,608
EMPLOYMENT 12,446 12,607 12,639 12,899 12,978 13,425 13,104 13,020 13,026 13,073 13,064 12,745 12,919
UNEMPLOYMENT 933 894 843 685 591 630 550 537 517 626 710 749 689
UNEMPL. RATE 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.0 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.6 5.2 5.6 5.1
SUBLETTE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 2,722 2,731 2,765 2,780 3,031 3,330 3,277 3,294 3,258 3,156 3,101 2,994 3,037
EMPLOYMENT 2,646 2,635 2,657 2,682 2,943 3,236 3,187 3,198 3,159 3,071 3,016 2,863 2,941
UNEMPLOYMENT 76 96 108 98 88 94 90 96 99 85 85 131 96
UNEMPL. RATE 2.8 3.5 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.7 4.4 3.2
SWEETWATER COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 21,085 21,176 21,397 21,199 21,250 21,237 21,017 20,766 21,059 21,050 20,906 20,975 21,093
EMPLOYMENT 19,840 19,924 20,222 20,093 20,232 20,083 19,957 19,796 20,066 19,975 19,789 19,728 19,975
UNEMPLOYMENT 1,245 1,252 1,175 1,106 1,018 1,154 1,060 970 993 1,075 1,117 1,247 1,118
UNEMPL. RATE 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.2 4.8 5.4 5.0 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.3 5.9 5.3
TETON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 9,990 10,040 9,919 9,823 10,196 12,534 13,751 13,624 11,919 10,526 9,604 10,362 11,024
EMPLOYMENT 9,766 9,826 9,714 9,434 9,927 12,371 13,623 13,510 11,792 10,342 9,155 10,118 10,798
UNEMPLOYMENT 224 214 205 389 269 163 128 114 127 184 449 244 226
UNEMPL. RATE 2.2 2.1 2.1 4.0 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.7 4.7 2.4 2.1
UINTA COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 10,672 10,673 10,615 10,567 10,558 10,922 10,937 10,883 10,923 10,685 10,790 10,667 10,742
EMPLOYMENT 10,008 10,016 10,014 10,026 9,991 10,277 10,326 10,288 10,325 10,126 10,198 10,091 10,141
UNEMPLOYMENT 664 657 601 541 567 645 611 595 598 559 592 576 601
UNEMPL. RATE 6.2 6.2 5.7 5.1 5.4 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.5 5.4 5.6
WASHAKIE COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 4,908 4,901 4,895 4,944 4,945 4,755 4,836 4,820 4,923 5,005 5,055 4,950 4,911
EMPLOYMENT 4,682 4,676 4,523 4,611 4,669 4,457 4,564 4,519 4,587 4,746 4,786 4,696 4,626
UNEMPLOYMENT 226 225 372 333 276 298 272 301 336 259 269 254 285
UNEMPL. RATE 4.6 4.6 7.6 6.7 5.6 6.3 5.6 6.2 6.8 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.8
WESTON COUNTY ANNUAL
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVERAGE
LABOR FORCE 3,237 3,264 3,232 3,251 3,264 3,332 3,224 3,198 3,253 3,267 3,317 3,267 3,259
EMPLOYMENT 3,031 3,067 3,040 3,088 3,125 3,169 3,107 3,057 3,126 3,135 3,169 3,132 3,104
UNEMPLOYMENT 206 197 192 163 139 163 117 141 127 132 148 135 155
UNEMPL. RATE 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.0 4.3 4.9 3.6 4.4 3.9 4.0 4.5 4.1 4.8
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