"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.
Wyoming had 2,193 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming in February 2020, an over-the-year increase of 616 claims (39.1%). Wyoming has experienced an over-the-year increase in initial claims during eight of the last nine months.
Most industries showed an over-the-year increase in initial claims, with the greatest increases seen in construction, unclassified, and natural resources & mining. At the county level, initial claims increased over the year in 19 of the state’s 23 counties.
Total continued weeks claimed increased by 2,864 weeks, or 18.1%. Total unique claimants increased by 861 (18.6%), while the number of claimants who exhausted their benefits increased by 79 (16.1%).
The greatest over-the-year increases occurred in the unclassified industry, followed by natural resources & mining, and construction. At the county level, the greatest increases were seen in out-of-state claimants, followed by Sweetwater and Natrona counties.
*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.