Copyright 2005 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning
WYOMING LABOR FORCE TRENDS
Vol. 42 No. 2

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Senior Economist

Platte County posted the highest unemployment rate (5.7%), while Albany and Sublette counties tied for the lowest (1.7%).

 

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
REGION Dec Nov Dec Dec Nov Dec Dec Nov Dec Dec Nov Dec
County 2004 2004 2003 2004 2004 2003 2004 2004 2003 2004 2004 2003
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
                               
NORTHWEST 46,408 46,824 46,988 44,445 45,056 44,375 1,963 1,768 2,613 4.2 3.8 5.6
Big Horn 5,835 5,944 5,832 5,579 5,724 5,555 256 220 277 4.4 3.7 4.7
Fremont 18,596 18,707 18,973 17,664 17,900 17,692 932 807 1,281 5.0 4.3 6.8
Hot Springs 2,153 2,177 2,252 2,092 2,134 2,161 61 43 91 2.8 2.0 4.0
Park 15,230 15,361 15,301 14,655 14,797 14,496 575 564 805 3.8 3.7 5.3
Washakie 4,594 4,635 4,630 4,455 4,501 4,471 139 134 159 3.0 2.9 3.4
                               
NORTHEAST 47,851 48,250 48,094 46,354 46,899 46,172 1,497 1,351 1,922 3.1 2.8 4.0
Campbell 22,842 22,919 23,011 22,199 22,295 22,161 643 624 850 2.8 2.7 3.7
Crook 2,962 3,069 2,936 2,845 2,966 2,793 117 103 143 4.0 3.4 4.9
Johnson 4,066 4,134 3,992 3,949 4,048 3,861 117 86 131 2.9 2.1 3.3
Sheridan 14,836 14,912 14,966 14,318 14,471 14,277 518 441 689 3.5 3.0 4.6
Weston 3,145 3,216 3,189 3,043 3,119 3,080 102 97 109 3.2 3.0 3.4
                               
SOUTHWEST 56,393 55,900 55,547 54,540 53,930 53,139 1,853 1,970 2,408 3.3 3.5 4.3
Lincoln 7,696 7,764 7,508 7,368 7,474 7,075 328 290 433 4.3 3.7 5.8
Sublette 3,937 4,012 3,770 3,871 3,950 3,654 66 62 116 1.7 1.5 3.1
Sweetwater 21,440 21,415 20,784 20,791 20,859 19,968 649 556 816 3.0 2.6 3.9
Teton 11,879 11,197 11,903 11,513 10,557 11,463 366 640 440 3.1 5.7 3.7
Uinta 11,441 11,512 11,582 10,997 11,090 10,979 444 422 603 3.9 3.7 5.2
                               
SOUTHEAST 76,482 76,917 76,795 73,686 74,307 73,828 2,796 2,610 2,967 3.7 3.4 3.9
Albany 20,119 20,200 20,429 19,773 19,869 19,980 346 331 449 1.7 1.6 2.2
Goshen 6,247 6,472 6,227 6,034 6,274 6,030 213 198 197 3.4 3.1 3.2
Laramie 44,742 44,733 44,754 42,776 42,891 42,723 1,966 1,842 2,031 4.4 4.1 4.5
Niobrara 1,117 1,184 1,109 1,088 1,151 1,066 29 33 43 2.6 2.8 3.9
Platte 4,257 4,328 4,276 4,015 4,122 4,029 242 206 247 5.7 4.8 5.8
                               
CENTRAL 51,134 51,384 52,097 49,310 49,710 49,482 1,824 1,674 2,615 3.6 3.3 5.0
Carbon 7,636 7,814 7,993 7,372 7,577 7,487 264 237 506 3.5 3.0 6.3
Converse 6,382 6,503 6,408 6,102 6,256 6,122 280 247 286 4.4 3.8 4.5
Natrona 37,116 37,067 37,696 35,836 35,877 35,873 1,280 1,190 1,823 3.4 3.2 4.8
                               
STATEWIDE 278,266 279,274 279,518 268,334 269,902 266,995 9,932 9,372 12,523 3.6 3.4 4.5
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 3.3 3.5 4.3
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.1 5.2 5.4
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.4 5.4 5.7
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 03/04. Run Date 1/05.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2003 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 4.4 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.9 to 4.9 percent would contain the actual rate.

 

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