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Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment:
National, Statewide, Regional, and Counties


Wyoming's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) is up slightly in month-to-month comparisons (3.7% in October 1997 versus 4.0% in November 1997), which is typical for this time of year. However, the rate is still down over the year (from 4.8% in November 1996).


LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b)
NORTHWEST 45,388 46,481 45,461 2,250 2,088 2,681 5.0 4.5 5.9
Big Horn 5,584 5,654 5,459 238 217 297 4.3 3.8 5.4
Fremont 17,503 17,742 17,785 1,110 1,102 1,346 6.3 6.2 7.6
Hot Springs 2,901 2,855 2,665 87 86 112 3.0 3.0 4.2
Park 14,631 15,413 14,733 616 495 714 4.2 3.2 4.8
Washakie 4,769 4,817 4,819 199 188 212 4.2 3.9 4.4
NORTHEAST 42,702 42,900 42,829 1,676 1,609 1,973 3.9 3.8 4.6
Campbell 18,747 18,597 18,850 732 759 879 3.9 4.1 4.7
Crook 3,074 3,151 3,062 108 112 130 3.5 3.6 4.2
Johnson 3,899 4,070 3,730 133 119 165 3.4 2.9 4.4
Sheridan 13,725 13,772 13,811 570 500 607 4.2 3.6 4.4
Weston 3,257 3,310 3,376 133 119 192 4.1 3.6 5.7
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b)
SOUTHWEST 48,737 50,618 50,223 2,038 1,877 2,796 4.2 3.7 5.6
Lincoln 6,720 6,809 6,532 298 288 352 4.4 4.2 5.4
Sublette 2,994 3,142 2,956 60 55 80 2.0 1.8 2.7
Sweetwater 19,859 19,998 20,912 801 855 1,168 4.0 4.3 5.6
Teton 8,645 10,160 8,865 387 181 467 4.5 1.8 5.3
Uinta 10,519 10,509 10,958 492 498 729 4.7 4.7 6.7
SOUTHEAST 70,312 69,588 69,775 2,051 1,759 2,110 2.9 2.5 3.0
Albany 17,987 17,769 17,579 261 240 317 1.5 1.4 1.8
Goshen 6,712 6,712 6,682 238 221 220 3.5 3.3 3.3
Laramie 40,000 39,216 40,025 1,371 1,136 1,376 3.4 2.9 3.4
Niobrara 1,368 1,409 1,308 25 24 37 1.8 1.7 2.8
Platte 4,245 4,482 4,181 156 138 160 3.7 3.1 3.8
LABOR FORCE UNEMPLOYED NUMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
REGION-or-County November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b) November 97 (p) October 97 (r) November 96 (b)
CENTRAL 48,871 48,834 48,755 2,177 2,107 2,704 4.5 4.3 5.5
Carbon 8,260 8,488 8,519 346 319 424 4.2 3.8 5.0
Converse 6,771 6,849 6,666 291 298 340 4.3 4.4 5.1
Natrona 33,840 33,497 33,570 1,540 1,490 1,940 4.6 4.4 5.8
STATEWIDE 256,006 258,419 257,042 10,190 9,439 12,263 4.0 3.7 4.8
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.2 4.2 5.0
U.S. 4.3 4.4 5.0
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.6 4.7 5.3


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benchmarked 02/97. Run Date 12/97.


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


NOTE: The 1996 annual average unemployment rate for Wyoming was estimated at 5.0 percent. A 90 percent confidence interval around this estimate suggests that in 9 out of 10 cases the actual rate would fall between 4.4 and 5.6 percent.

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