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.
Data for June 2018 to January 2019 were revised in March 2019.
*An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer.
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.