Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Natrona County's unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in January 2002 to 4.6 percent in February 2002."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
REGION Feb Jan Feb Feb Jan Feb Feb Jan Feb Feb Jan Feb
County 2002 2002 2001 2002 2002 2001 2002 2002 2001 2002 2002 2001
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 45,298 45,021 45,378 42,241 41,961 42,273 3,057 3,060 3,105 6.7 6.8 6.8
Big Horn 5,824 5,796 5,831 5,414 5,424 5,441 410 372 390 7 6.4 6.7
Fremont 18,439 18,302 18,248 17,100 16,913 16,647 1,339 1,389 1,601 7.3 7.6 8.8
Hot Springs 2,399 2,368 2,339 2,251 2,225 2,229 148 143 110 6.2 6 4.7
Park 14,160 14,001 14,388 13,285 13,138 13,577 875 863 811 6.2 6.2 5.6
Washakie 4,476 4,554 4,572 4,191 4,261 4,379 285 293 193 6.4 6.4 4.2
                               
NORTHEAST 46,384 45,862 44,854 44,496 44,027 42,844 1,888 1,835 2,010 4.1 4 4.5
Campbell 23,272 22,935 21,206 22,482 22,180 20,499 790 755 707 3.4 3.3 3.3
Crook 2,764 2,768 2,761 2,627 2,634 2,607 137 134 154 5 4.8 5.6
Johnson 3,524 3,549 3,625 3,416 3,406 3,450 108 143 175 3.1 4 4.8
Sheridan 13,560 13,346 14,018 12,857 12,695 13,239 703 651 779 5.2 4.9 5.6
Weston 3,264 3,264 3,244 3,114 3,112 3,049 150 152 195 4.6 4.7 6
                               
SOUTHWEST 52,588 52,263 52,455 49,844 49,468 50,083 2,744 2,795 2,372 5.2 5.3 4.5
Lincoln 6,703 6,684 6,301 6,190 6,173 5,842 513 511 459 7.7 7.6 7.3
Sublette 3,065 3,093 3,026 2,976 3,003 2,939 89 90 87 2.9 2.9 2.9
Sweetwater 20,074 19,889 20,560 19,005 18,767 19,531 1,069 1,122 1,029 5.3 5.6 5
Teton 11,965 11,783 11,863 11,574 11,437 11,649 391 346 214 3.3 2.9 1.8
Uinta 10,781 10,814 10,705 10,099 10,088 10,122 682 726 583 6.3 6.7 5.4
                               
SOUTHEAST 73,318 72,827 73,424 70,534 69,922 70,512 2,784 2,905 2,912 3.8 4 4
Albany 19,189 19,081 19,478 18,746 18,652 19,028 443 429 450 2.3 2.2 2.3
Goshen 6,101 6,180 6,292 5,797 5,854 5,947 304 326 345 5 5.3 5.5
Laramie 42,593 42,128 42,257 40,847 40,257 40,475 1,746 1,871 1,782 4.1 4.4 4.2
Niobrara 1,109 1,138 1,154 1,072 1,092 1,085 37 46 69 3.3 4 6
Platte 4,326 4,300 4,243 4,072 4,067 3,977 254 233 266 5.9 5.4 6.3
                               
CENTRAL 49,682 49,623 49,685 47,249 46,911 47,136 2,433 2,712 2,549 4.9 5.5 5.1
Carbon 7,895 7,907 7,937 7,375 7,341 7,480 520 566 457 6.6 7.2 5.8
Converse 6,210 6,210 6,592 5,925 5,886 6,197 285 324 395 4.6 5.2 6
Natrona 35,577 35,506 35,156 33,949 33,684 33,459 1,628 1,822 1,697 4.6 5.1 4.8
                               
STATEWIDE 267,269 265,597 265,797 254,365 252,290 252,847 12,904 13,307 12,950 4.8 5 4.9
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 3.6 3.9 3.6
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6.1 6.3 4.6
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.5 5.6 4.2
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/02. Run Date 03/02.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2001 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 3.9 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.4 to 4.4 percent would contain the actual rate.

 

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