"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.
There were 2,767 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming in January 2020, down 2.6% over the year. Initial claims had shown a double-digit percentage increase from prior-year levels in five of the previous six quarters.
Over the year, the largest increases in initial claims were seen in construction and natural resources & mining. At the county level, the greatest over-the-year increases were seen in Sweetwater, Big Horn, and Campbell Counties, while decreases were seen in Sheridan and Park counties, among others.
Continued weeks claimed increased by 8.8%, while the total number of unique claimants increased by 5.4%. January’s 17,707 continued weeks claimed represented the highest monthly total since March 2018.
The largest increases were seen in natural resources & mining and construction. The greatest decreases were seen in federal government, leisure & hospitality, and professional & business services.
*Information displayed in Initial and Continued Claims are adjusted for monthly comparisons by normalizing the number of weeks in each month to a standard 4.33 weeks.
**NAICS = North American Industry Classification code.
***SIC = Standard Industrial Classification code.