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Over-the-Year and Over-the-Month Percent Change in Unemployment Insurance Claims in Wyoming, January 2010 to August 2020

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Over-the-Year Percent Change

Over-the-Month Percent Change


aAn initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer.

bA 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: Unemployment Insurance (UI) statistics. Research & Planning, WY DWS.

Prepared by C. McGrath, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 9/21/20.

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