aAn average month is considered 4.33 weeks. If a month has four weeks, the normalization factor is 1.0825. If the month has five weeks, the normalization factor is 0.866. The number of raw claims is multiplied by the normalization factor to achieve the normalized claims counts.
bDecember 2009 to December 2010 revised 1/28/2011 to account for a coding change which occurred in November 2009. The coding change affects data from that point forward.
Data for June 2018 to January 2019 were revised in March 2019.
*A person who has already filed an initial claim and who has experienced a week of unemployment then files a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment.
Shaded areas indicate periods of economic downturn (2009Q1-2010Q1 and 2015Q2-2016Q4) and COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 to present).
Source: Unemployement Insurance Claims Data. Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
Prepared by M. Moore and S. Wen, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 9/21/20.