"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.
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 M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 11/20/20.