Copyright 2003 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Most unemployment rates fell slightly from their 2002 levels."


Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION Sep Aug Sep Sep Aug Sep Sep Aug Sep Sep Aug Sep
County 2003 2003 2002 2003 2003 2002 2003 2003 2002 2003 2003 2002
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
                               
NORTHWEST 47,629 48,428 46,855 45,923 46,728 44,785 1,706 1,700 2,070 3.6 3.5 4.4
Big Horn 5,840 5,702 5,739 5,633 5,523 5,483 207 179 256 3.5 3.1 4.5
Fremont 18,763 18,507 18,383 17,934 17,624 17,386 829 883 997 4.4 4.8 5.4
Hot Springs 2,260 2,271 2,280 2,205 2,222 2,195 55 49 85 2.4 2.2 3.7
Park 16,357 17,495 16,075 15,868 17,036 15,540 489 459 535 3.0 2.6 3.3
Washakie 4,409 4,453 4,378 4,283 4,323 4,181 126 130 197 2.9 2.9 4.5
                               
NORTHEAST 47,625 48,245 46,922 46,141 46,754 45,523 1,484 1,491 1,399 3.1 3.1 3.0
Campbell 22,510 23,004 22,291 21,770 22,219 21,566 740 785 725 3.3 3.4 3.3
Crook 3,036 3,052 3,015 2,951 2,973 2,935 85 79 80 2.8 2.6 2.7
Johnson 4,153 4,270 4,090 4,061 4,176 4,001 92 94 89 2.2 2.2 2.2
Sheridan 14,598 14,648 14,224 14,125 14,196 13,813 473 452 411 3.2 3.1 2.9
Weston 3,328 3,271 3,302 3,234 3,190 3,208 94 81 94 2.8 2.5 2.8
                               
SOUTHWEST 56,610 58,291 55,124 54,632 56,378 53,115 1,978 1,913 2,009 3.5 3.3 3.6
Lincoln 6,887 7,191 6,784 6,579 6,895 6,416 308 296 368 4.5 4.1 5.4
Sublette 3,766 3,858 3,671 3,665 3,771 3,582 101 87 89 2.7 2.3 2.4
Sweetwater 20,521 20,341 19,666 19,825 19,641 18,900 696 700 766 3.4 3.4 3.9
Teton 13,547 15,131 13,330 13,235 14,815 13,111 312 316 219 2.3 2.1 1.6
Uinta 11,889 11,770 11,673 11,328 11,256 11,106 561 514 567 4.7 4.4 4.9
                               
SOUTHEAST 73,985 73,496 72,053 71,722 71,216 69,875 2,263 2,280 2,178 3.1 3.1 3.0
Albany 18,963 17,894 18,265 18,639 17,576 17,970 324 318 295 1.7 1.8 1.6
Goshen 6,059 6,120 6,048 5,887 5,917 5,865 172 203 183 2.8 3.3 3.0
Laramie 43,321 43,828 42,129 41,729 42,265 40,639 1,592 1,563 1,490 3.7 3.6 3.5
Niobrara 1,171 1,201 1,207 1,150 1,180 1,173 21 21 34 1.8 1.7 2.8
Platte 4,471 4,453 4,404 4,317 4,278 4,228 154 175 176 3.4 3.9 4.0
                               
CENTRAL 50,136 50,946 48,923 48,110 48,892 46,978 2,026 2,054 1,945 4.0 4.0 4.0
Carbon 8,202 8,273 8,025 7,869 7,979 7,787 333 294 238 4.1 3.6 3.0
Converse 6,356 6,485 6,340 6,133 6,248 6,089 223 237 251 3.5 3.7 4.0
Natrona 35,578 36,188 34,558 34,108 34,665 33,102 1,470 1,523 1,456 4.1 4.2 4.2
                               
STATEWIDE 275,986 279,404 269,877 266,528 269,967 260,276 9,458 9,437 9,601 3.4 3.4 3.6
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 4.0 4.1 4.2
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.8 6.0 5.4
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 6.1 6.1 5.7
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 03/03. Run Date 10/03.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2002 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 4.2 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.7 to 4.7 percent would contain the actual rate.

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