Copyright 1999 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Economic Indicators

"Wyoming's labor force increased by 5,337 persons from November 1997 to 1998. There were 697 more unemployed persons and 4,640 employed during this time."

Percent Change
November 1998 (p) October 1998 (r) November 1997 (b) Month Year
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force (1) 257,696 259,352 252,359 -0.6 2.1
--Unemployed 11,458 10,379 10,761 10.4 6.5
--Employed 246,238 248,973 241,598 -1.1 1.9
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.4%/4.8% 4.0%/4.8% 4.3%/4.6% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.1%/4.4% 4.2%/4.6% 4.3%/4.6% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 8,307,000 8,234,000 8,156,000 0.9 1.9
--As a Percent of All Workers 6.3% 6.2% 6.2% N/A N/A
U. S. Discouraged Workers 310,000 333,000 331,000 -6.9 -6.3
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 3,159,000 3,086,000 3,768,000 2.4 -16.2
Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
Wyoming Mining
--Average Weekly Earnings $858.29 $855.72 $841.19 0.3 2.0
--Average Weekly Hours 45.8 45.3 46.5 0.7 -3.3
U.S. Mining
--Average Weekly Earnings $761.61 $750.73 $748.30 1.4 1.8
--Average Weekly Hours 44.1 43.8 45.6 0.7 -3.3
Wyoming Manufacturing
--Average Weekly Earnings $621.30 $624.34 $598.04 -0.5 3.9
--Average Weekly Hours 41.2 40.7 40.6 1.2 1.5
U.S. Manufacturing
--Average Weekly Earnings $572.98 $567.33 $569.14 1.0 0.7
--Average Weekly Hours 42.1 41.9 42.6 0.5 -1.2
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Compensated (2) 9,040 6,298 8,156 43.5 10.8
--Benefits Paid $1,583,126 $1,110,098 $1,343,078 42.6 17.9
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $175.12 $176.26 $164.67 -0.6 6.3
--State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 205,252 209,733 203,564 -2.1 0.8
--Insured Unemployment Rate 1.3% 0.9% 1.2% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 164.0 164.0 161.5 0.0 1.5
----Food & Beverages 162.5 162.4 158.9 0.1 2.3
----Housing 161.3 161.4 157.7 -0.1 2.3
----Apparel 135.0 135.6 134.7 -0.4 0.2
----Transportation 141.5 141.3 143.9 0.1 -1.7
----Medical Care 244.7 244.3 236.4 0.2 3.5
----Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 101.3 101.1 100.0 0.2 1.3
----Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 101.0 101.0 100.0 0.0 1.0
----Other Goods & Services 240.5 241.3 229.9 -0.3 4.6
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 123.5 124.0 127.9 -0.4 -3.4

(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.
1 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates.
2 Not Normalized


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