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Wyoming Economic Indicators


Continuing a decline that began in March 1997, Wyoming's total civilian labor force decreased yet again in year-to-year comparisons (-0.4% from November 1996 to 1997).


PERCENT CHANGE
NOVEMBER 1997 (p) OCTOBER 1997 (r) NOVEMBER 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 256,006 258,419 257,042 -0.9 -0.4
--Unemployed 10,190 9,439 12,263 8.0 -16.9
--Employed 245,816 248,980 244,779 -1.3 0.4
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.0%/4.2% 3.7%/4.2% 4.8%/5.0% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.3%/4.6% 4.4%/4.7% 5.0%/5.3% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
NOVEMBER 1997 (p) OCTOBER 1997 (r) NOVEMBER 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $833.95 $854.98 $807.08 -2.5 3.3
--Average Weekly Hours 46.1 48.8 47.7 -5.5 -3.4
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $746.38 $733.41 $712.99 1.8 4.7
--Average Weekly Hours 45.4 45.3 45.5 0.2 -0.2
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $594.69 $583.23 $549.29 2.0 8.3
--Average Weekly Hours 40.4 40.7 40.3 -0.7 0.2
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $569.56 $560.84 $544.35 1.6 4.6
--Average Weekly Hours 42.6 42.2 42.1 0.9 1.2
PERCENT CHANGE
NOVEMBER 1997 (p) OCTOBER 1997 (r) NOVEMBER 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed 12,719 9,524 15,839 33.5 -19.7
----Initial Claims 2,528 1,812 3,118 39.5 -18.9
--Weeks Compensated 8,156 6,531 10,833 24.9 -24.7
--Benefits Paid $1,343,078.00 $1,096,229.00 $1,843,546.00 22.5 -27.1
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $164.67 $167.85 $170.18 -1.9 -3.2
--State Insured Covered Jobs 203,564 205,196 203,663 -0.8 0.0
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 1.2% 0.9% 1.5% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
NOVEMBER 1997 (p) OCTOBER 1997 (r) NOVEMBER 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Employment Service
--Applications Received 3,960 4,498 4,181 -12.0 -5.3
--Openings Received 1,961 2,607 1,641 -24.8 19.5
--Individuals Placed 1,079 1,456 881 -25.9 22.5
--Placement Transactions 1,537 2,082 1,353 -26.2 13.6
PERCENT CHANGE
NOVEMBER 1997 (p) OCTOBER 1997 (r) NOVEMBER 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 161.5 161.6 158.6 -0.1 1.8
----Food and Beverage 158.9 158.7 156.2 0.1 1.7
----Housing 157.7 157.7 153.9 0.0 2.5
----Apparel & Upkeep 134.7 134.9 133.4 -0.1 1.0
----Transportation 143.9 144.5 144.8 -0.4 -0.6
----Medical Care 236.4 235.8 230.5 0.3 2.6
----Entertainment 162.9 163.1 160.7 -0.1 1.4
----Other Goods & Services 229.9 229.4 219.2 0.2 4.9
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 127.8 127.8 128.2 0.0 -0.3


(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.


1 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates.
2 These figures may differ from those in Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims and Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims because they are derived from different sources.

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