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Wyoming's Gender Wage Gap: A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018

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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Statistics

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Current UI Claims Report

Initial Claims Increase 4.5% Over the Year

There were 2,186 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in October, up 4.5% from the 2,092 in October 2018. This marked the fourth consecutive month of over-the-year increases in the number of initial claims.

Over-the-year increases in initial claims were seen in all goods-producing industries, while decreases were seen in all service-providing industries. Initial claims increased in 13 counties, decreased in nine, and remained unchanged in Hot Springs.

Total weeks claimed increased by 9.9% over the year, while the total number of unique claimants increased by 8.9% and the number of benefit exhaustions increased by 15.8%.

Total continued weeks claimed increased by 114.2% in natural resources & mining and 90.5% in manufacturing. Counties that saw increases in continued claims included Campbell, Natrona, and Goshen counties.

Published November 14, 2019.

Monthly Tables and Figures

*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.  


Annual Tables and Figures


Previous UI Claims Reports

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December 2015 | November 2015


Selected Articles from Wyoming Labor Force Trends