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Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Industry

Most Current Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims for Wyoming by Industry, 2020

For the week ending May 23, 2020.

Updated May 28, 2020.

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Table: Most Recent Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for Wyoming by Industry, 2019 Week 21 and 2020 Week 21
Week ending May 23, 2020, is referred to as 2020 Week 21. 
Updated May 28, 2020. 
Number of Employers
Over-the-Year Change
Industry and NAICSa Code 2020 Week 21 2019 Week 21 N %
 Total 4,515 875 3,640 416.0
11-Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) N/D N/D N/D N/D
21-Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 360 60 300 500.0
22, 48, 49 - Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 229 55 174 316.4
23-Construction (23) 637 172 465 270.3
31, 32, 33 - Manufacturing 137 N/D N/D N/D
42-Wholesale trade (42) 195 N/D N/D N/D
44, 45 - Retail Trade 440 72 368 511.1
51-Information (51) 50 15 35 233.3
52, 53 - Financial Activities 175 N/D N/D N/D
54, 55, 56 - Professional and Business Services 496 104 392 376.9
61-Educational services (61) 76 N/D N/D N/D
62-Health care and social assistance (62) 469 82 387 472.0
71, 72 - Leisure and Hospitality 889 126 763 605.6
81-Other services, except public administration (81) 249 N/D N/D N/D
92-Public administration (92) 65 23 42 182.6
99 - Unknown N/D N/D N/D N/D
Initial Claims
Over-the-Year Change
Industry and NAICSa Code 2020 Week 21 2019 Week 21 N %
 Total 1,787 229 1,558 680.3
11-Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) N/D N/D N/D N/D
21-Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 214 12 202 1,683.3
22, 48, 49 - Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 72 19 53 278.9
23-Construction (23) 132 93 39 41.9
31, 32, 33 - Manufacturing 33 N/D N/D N/D
42-Wholesale trade (42) 63 N/D N/D N/D
44, 45 - Retail Trade 117 9 108 1,200.0
51-Information (51) 15 0 15 N/A
52, 53 - Financial Activities 32 N/D N/D N/D
54, 55, 56 - Professional and Business Services 93 13 80 615.4
61-Educational services (61) 71 N/D N/D N/D
62-Health care and social assistance (62) 139 7 132 1,885.7
71, 72 - Leisure and Hospitality 258 24 234 975.0
81-Other services, except public administration (81) 48 N/D N/D N/D
92-Public administration (92) N/D N/D N/D N/D
99 - Unknown 454 27 427 1,581.5
Continued Weeks Claimed
Over-the-Year Change
Industry and NAICSa Code 2020 Week 21 2019 Week 21 N %
 Total 19,951 1,395 18,556 1,330.2
11-Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) N/D N/D N/D N/D
21-Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 2,319 90 2,229 2,476.7
22, 48, 49 - Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 818 72 746 1,036.1
23-Construction (23) 1,715 223 1,492 669.1
31, 32, 33 - Manufacturing 513 N/D N/D N/D
42-Wholesale trade (42) 471 N/D N/D N/D
44, 45 - Retail Trade 1,114 115 999 868.7
51-Information (51) 134 18 116 644.4
52, 53 - Financial Activities 346 N/D N/D N/D
54, 55, 56 - Professional and Business Services 919 127 792 623.6
61-Educational services (61) 546 N/D N/D N/D
62-Health care and social assistance (62) 909 91 818 898.9
71, 72 - Leisure and Hospitality 4,382 242 4,140 1,710.7
81-Other services, except public administration (81) 528 N/D N/D N/D
92-Public administration (92) N/D N/D N/D N/D
99 - Unknown 5,026 144 4,882 3,390.3
aNorth American Industry Classification System. 
N/D = Not discloseable due to confidentiality. 
Source: Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims. 
Prepared by T. Glover and M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 5/28/20. 


Definitions

Initial Claima: An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The claimant requests a determination of basic eligibility for the UI program. When an initial claim is filed with a state, certain programmatic activities take place and these result in activity counts including the count of initial claims. The count of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance is a leading economic indicator because it is an indication of emerging labor market conditions in the country. However, these are weekly administrative data which are difficult to seasonally adjust, making the series subject to some volatility.   

Continued Weeks Claimeda: A person who has already filed an initial claim and who has experienced a week of unemployment then files a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment. Continued claims are also referred to as insured unemployment. The count of U.S. continued weeks claimed is also a good indicator of labor market conditions. Continued claims reflect the current number of insured unemployed workers filing for UI benefits in the nation. While continued claims are not a leading indicator (they roughly coincide with economic cycles at their peaks and lag at cycle troughs), they provide confirming evidence of the direction of the U.S. economy.

Employersb: Employers refers to a count of distinct UI accounts with initial and/or continued claims during the week.


aSource: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

bSource: Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.