Copyright 2003 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Niobrara and Campbell counties both experienced significant increases in unemployment when compared with January 2002."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION Jan Dec Jan   Jan Dec Jan   Jan Dec Jan   Jan Dec Jan
County 2003 2002 2002   2003 2002 2002   2003 2002 2002   2003 2002 2002
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 45,529 45,173 45,722 42,446 42,496 42,542 3,083 2,677 3,180 6.8 5.9 7.0
Big Horn 5,771 5,635 5,804 5,388 5,340 5,419 383 295 385 6.6 5.2 6.6
Fremont 18,552 18,402 18,623 17,078 17,084 17,180 1,474 1,318 1,443 7.9 7.2 7.7
Hot Springs 2,200 2,250 2,369 2,099 2,139 2,221 101 111 148 4.6 4.9 6.2
Park 14,452 14,409 14,397 13,593 13,652 13,496 859 757 901 5.9 5.3 6.3
Washakie 4,554 4,477 4,529 4,288 4,281 4,226 266 196 303 5.8 4.4 6.7
                               
NORTHEAST 47,020 46,703 46,558 44,889 44,816 44,644 2,131 1,887 1,914 4.5 4.0 4.1
Campbell 22,817 22,506 22,830 21,889 21,690 22,048 928 816 782 4.1 3.6 3.4
Crook 2,820 2,816 2,795 2,675 2,703 2,656 145 113 139 5.1 4.0 5.0
Johnson 3,826 3,824 3,768 3,656 3,691 3,617 170 133 151 4.4 3.5 4.0
Sheridan 14,238 14,288 13,893 13,503 13,604 13,213 735 684 680 5.2 4.8 4.9
Weston 3,319 3,269 3,272 3,166 3,128 3,110 153 141 162 4.6 4.3 5.0
                               
SOUTHWEST 53,297 53,220 52,048 50,442 50,572 49,147 2,855 2,648 2,901 5.4 5.0 5.6
Lincoln 6,655 6,616 6,499 6,098 6,146 5,972 557 470 527 8.4 7.1 8.1
Sublette 3,335 3,342 3,248 3,228 3,255 3,152 107 87 96 3.2 2.6 3.0
Sweetwater 19,848 20,076 19,911 18,784 19,103 18,748 1,064 973 1,163 5.4 4.8 5.8
Teton 11,962 11,713 11,247 11,574 11,237 10,891 388 476 356 3.2 4.1 3.2
Uinta 11,497 11,473 11,143 10,758 10,831 10,384 739 642 759 6.4 5.6 6.8
                               
SOUTHEAST 73,746 73,366 72,585 70,819 70,826 69,575 2,927 2,540 3,010 4.0 3.5 4.1
Albany 18,977 19,218 19,395 18,566 18,843 18,950 411 375 445 2.2 2.0 2.3
Goshen 6,139 6,156 6,169 5,819 5,958 5,832 320 198 337 5.2 3.2 5.5
Laramie 43,209 42,600 41,671 41,316 40,920 39,730 1,893 1,680 1,941 4.4 3.9 4.7
Niobrara 1,136 1,138 1,112 1,065 1,067 1,064 71 71 48 6.3 6.2 4.3
Platte 4,285 4,254 4,238 4,053 4,038 3,999 232 216 239 5.4 5.1 5.6
                               
CENTRAL 49,571 49,142 49,158 46,948 46,726 46,345 2,623 2,416 2,813 5.3 4.9 5.7
Carbon 7,738 7,692 7,986 7,315 7,331 7,398 423 361 588 5.5 4.7 7.4
Converse 6,117 6,179 6,149 5,773 5,820 5,814 344 359 335 5.6 5.8 5.4
Natrona 35,716 35,271 35,023 33,860 33,575 33,133 1,856 1,696 1,890 5.2 4.8 5.4
                               
STATEWIDE 269,165 267,606 266,073 255,545 255,437 252,254 13,620 12,169 13,819 5.1 4.5 5.2
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 4.0 4.4 4.1
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6.5 5.7 6.3
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.7 6.0 5.6
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 03/03. Run Date 3/03.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2002 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 4.2 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.7 to 4.7 percent would contain the actual rate.

 

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