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Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment:
National, Statewide, Regional, and Counties


Wyoming's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) is higher than the rate for the United States for the third month in a row. The percentage is shrinking. Compared to the U.S. rate of 5.0 percent for February, Wyoming's rate was 5.6 percent.


Labor Force Unemployed Number Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County Mar 98 (p) Feb 98 (r) Mar 97 (b) Mar 98 (p) Feb 98 (r) Mar 97 (b) Mar 98 (p) Feb 98 (r) Mar 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 43,855 43,105 43,571 3,127 3,120 3,615 7.1 7.2 8.3
Big Horn 5,656 5,556 5,359 394 352 445 7.0 6.3 8.3
Fremont 17,026 16,878 17,400 1,462 1,613 1,752 8.6 9.6 10.1
Hot Springs 2,343 2,375 2,359 121 114 136 5.2 4.8 5.8
Park 14,116 13,779 13,696 789 812 924 5.6 5.9 6.7
Washakie 4,714 4,517 4,757 361 229 358 7.7 5.1 7.5
NORTHEAST 42,387 41,985 41,315 2,420 2,600 2,910 5.7 6.2 7.0
Campbell 19,239 19,016 18,515 1,047 1,050 1,233 5.4 5.5 6.7
Crook 2,832 2,788 2,812 199 213 198 7.0 7.6 7.0
Johnson 3,609 3,579 3,509 177 202 242 4.9 5.6 6.9
Sheridan 13,570 13,488 13,249 815 933 988 6.0 6.9 7.5
Weston 3,137 3,114 3,230 182 202 249 5.8 6.5 7.7
SOUTHWEST 50,220 49,796 49,151 2,495 2,723 3,137 5.0 5.5 6.4
Lincoln 6,301 6,191 6,108 474 428 536 7.5 6.9 8.8
Sublette 2,831 2,782 2,735 106 101 134 3.7 3.6 4.9
Sweetwater 20,911 20,628 20,571 1,133 1,292 1,449 5.4 6.3 7.0
Teton 9,877 9,923 9,405 205 229 296 2.1 2.3 3.1
Uinta 10,300 10,272 10,332 577 673 722 5.6 6.6 7.0
SOUTHEAST 69,039 68,463 66,844 2,568 2,755 2,775 3.7 4.0 4.2
Albany 17,634 17,455 16,932 443 464 456 2.5 2.7 2.7
Goshen 6,464 6,483 6,182 357 415 386 5.5 6.4 6.2
Laramie 39,552 39,266 38,366 1,507 1,600 1,670 3.8 4.1 4.4
Niobrara 1,092 1,077 1,158 30 31 28 2.7 2.9 2.4
Platte 4,297 4,182 4,206 231 245 235 5.4 5.9 5.6
CENTRAL 48,461 47,932 47,251 2,710 2,876 3,376 5.6 6.0 7.1
Carbon 8,131 7,972 8,069 530 572 560 6.5 7.2 6.9
Converse 6,655 6,483 6,428 385 363 506 5.8 5.6 7.9
Natrona 33,675 33,477 32,754 1,795 1,941 2,310 5.3 5.8 7.1
STATEWIDE 253,960 251,281 248,134 13,320 14,075 15,814 5.2 5.6 6.4
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.2 4.0 5.3
U.S. 5.0 5.0 5.5
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.7 4.6 5.2


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 04/98.


(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.


NOTE: The 1997 annual average unemployment rate for Wyoming was estimated at 5.1 percent. A 90 percent confidence interval around this estimate suggests that in 9 out of 10 cases the actual rate would fall between 4.5 and 5.7 percent.

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