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


For the second consecutive month, Wyoming's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) is higher than that of the United States. Wyoming's rate has been below that of the U.S. since May 1997, when the two were tied at 4.7 percent.


Labor Force Unemployed Number Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County Jan 98 (p) Dec 97 (r) Jan 97 (b) Jan 98 (p) Dec 97 (r) Jan 97 (b) Jan 98 (p) Dec 97 (r) Jan 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 42,946 43,592 43,267 3,060 2,511 3,793 7.1 5.8 8.8
Big Horn 5,526 5,683 5,311 336 313 425 6.1 5.5 8.0
Fremont 16,744 16,923 17,292 1,585 1,217 1,894 9.5 7.2 11.0
Hot Springs 2,278 2,434 2,308 119 103 144 5.2 4.2 6.2
Park 13,800 13,910 13,693 811 688 1,106 5.9 4.9 8.1
Washakie 4,598 4,642 4,663 209 190 224 4.5 4.1 4.8
NORTHEAST 41,406 41,704 41,040 2,391 1,900 3,167 5.8 4.6 7.7
Campbell 18,751 18,576 18,498 936 756 1,377 5.0 4.1 7.4
Crook 2,731 2,837 2,728 185 142 191 6.8 5.0 7.0
Johnson 3,539 3,699 3,436 202 169 238 5.7 4.6 6.9
Sheridan 13,286 13,521 13,126 881 694 1,099 6.6 5.1 8.4
Weston 3,099 3,071 3,252 187 139 262 6.0 4.5 8.1
SOUTHWEST 49,254 50,817 48,988 2,549 2,291 3,522 5.2 4.5 7.2
Lincoln 6,168 6,575 6,022 468 427 514 7.6 6.5 8.5
Sublette 2,803 2,959 2,757 68 66 125 2.4 2.2 4.5
Sweetwater 20,307 21,064 20,436 1,172 996 1,717 5.8 4.7 8.4
Teton 9,811 9,782 9,369 215 272 307 2.2 2.8 3.3
Uinta 10,165 10,437 10,404 626 530 859 6.2 5.1 8.3
SOUTHEAST 68,127 68,789 66,847 2,889 2,355 3,321 4.2 3.4 5.0
Albany 17,259 17,674 16,677 442 340 453 2.6 1.9 2.7
Goshen 6,399 6,461 6,157 431 272 469 6.7 4.2 7.6
Laramie 39,252 39,374 38,795 1,739 1,537 2,099 4.4 3.9 5.4
Niobrara 1,057 1,126 1,118 35 30 45 3.3 2.7 4.0
Platte 4,160 4,154 4,100 242 176 255 5.8 4.2 6.2
CENTRAL 47,471 48,176 46,875 2,758 2,465 3,661 5.8 5.1 7.8
Carbon 7,818 8,143 7,979 508 443 682 6.5 5.4 8.5
Converse 6,436 6,568 6,385 336 302 571 5.2 4.6 8.9
Natrona 33,217 33,465 32,511 1,914 1,720 2,408 5.8 5.1 7.4
STATEWIDE 249,204 253,078 247,017 13,647 11,521 17,463 5.5 4.6 7.1
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.1 4.5 5.7
U.S. 5.2 4.4 5.9
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.7 4.7 5.3


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 02/98.


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


NOTE: The 1997 annual average unemployment rate for Wyoming was estimated at 5.1 percent. A 90 percent confidence interval around this estimate suggests that in 9 out of 10 cases the actual rate would fall between 4.5 and 5.7 percent.

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