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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Statistics

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Current UI Claims Report

Initial Claims Down, Continued Claims Up in January 2020

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.


Published February 12, 2020.

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

December 2019 | November 2019 | October 2019 |
September 2019 | August 2019 | July 2019 |
June 2019
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March 2018 | February 2019 | January 2019

December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 |
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June 2018
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March 2018
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December 2017 | November 2017 | October 2017 |
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December 2016 | November 2016 | October 2016 |
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March 2016
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December 2015 | November 2015


Selected Articles from Wyoming Labor Force Trends