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Copyright 1997 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Wyoming Economic Indicators


The total civilian labor force reamined flat statewide in January 1997 compared with January 1996. Wyoming total nonagricultural employment also reflects a stagnant economic situation.


PERCENT CHANGE
JAN 1997 (p) DEC 1996 (b) JAN 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 251,749 255,789 251,272 -1.6 0.2
--Unemployed 14,670 13,164 15,115 11.4 -2.9
--Employed 237,079 242,625 236,157 -2.3 0.4
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.8%/4.6% 5.1%/5.1% 6.0%/4.8% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.9%/5.4% 5.0%/5.3% 6.3%/5.7% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
JAN 1997 (p) DEC 1996 (b) JAN 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $822.80 $827.08 $776.15 -0.5 6.0
--Average Weekly Hours 44.0 46.0 43.0 -4.3 2.3
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $716.77 $734.37 $684.59 -2.4 4.7
--Average Weekly Hours 44.3 46.1 43.8 -3.9 1.1
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $558.93 $565.90 $472.42 -1.2 18.3
--Average Weekly Hours 39.5 40.8 39.5 -3.2 0.0
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $542.41 $559.62 $503.87 -3.1 7.6
--Average Weekly Hours 41.5 42.6 39.8 -2.6 4.3
PERCENT CHANGE
JAN 1997 (p) DEC 1996 (b) JAN 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed 27,473 26,002 32,078 5.7 -14.4
----Initial Claims 3,412 3,618 3,919 -5.7 -12.9
--Weeks Compensated 21,444 18,580 23,319 15.4 -8.0
--Benefits Paid $3,785,379.00 $3,262,189.00 $4,097,743.00 16.0 -7.6
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $176.52 $175.58 $175.73 0.5 0.4
--State Insured Covered Jobs 191,102 199,458 190,998 -4.2 0.1
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.2% 2.8% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
JAN 1997 (p) DEC 1996 (b) JAN 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Employment Service
--Applications Received 4,570 4,130 4,602 10.7 -0.7
--Openings Received 1,521 1,411 1,500 7.8 1.4
--Individuals Placed 673 653 686 3.1 -1.9
--Placement Transactions 975 986 1,035 -1.1 -5.8
PERCENT CHANGE
JAN 1997 (p) DEC 1996 (b) JAN 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 159.1 158.6 154.4 0.3 3.0
----Food and Beverage 156.9 156.6 151.4 0.2 3.6
----Housing 155.1 154.0 150.6 0.7 3.0
----Apparel & Upkeep 129.6 130.3 130.0 -0.5 -0.3
----Transportation 145.0 145.2 139.9 -0.1 3.6
----Medical Care 231.8 230.6 225.2 0.5 2.9
----Entertainment 161.3 160.8 157.0 0.3 2.7
----Other Goods & Services 220.0 218.7 212.0 0.6 3.8
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 129.7 128.8 126.3 0.7 2.7


(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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