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Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


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


This month the number of employed has been added to this table. Statewide the unemployment rate, unseasonally adjusted, decreased to 4.5 percent, which is still higher than the U.S. rate (4.1%) for the fourth month in a row.


Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County Apr 98 (p) Mar 98 (r) Apr 97 (b) Apr 98 (p) Mar 98 (r) Apr 97 (b) Apr 98 (p) Mar 98 (r) Apr 97 (b) Apr 98 (p) Mar 98 (r) Apr 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 44,434 43,845 43,642 41,607 40,713 40,597 2,827 3,132 3,045 6.4 7.1 7.0
Big Horn 5,737 5,655 5,367 5,394 5,260 4,989 343 395 378 6.0 7.0 7.0
Fremont 17,263 17,024 17,463 15,914 15,558 15,931 1,349 1,466 1,532 7.8 8.6 8.8
Hot Springs 2,376 2,344 2,363 2,264 2,221 2,251 112 123 112 4.7 5.2 4.7
Park 14,301 14,110 13,675 13,595 13,322 12,966 706 788 709 4.9 5.6 5.2
Washakie 4,757 4,712 4,774 4,440 4,352 4,460 317 360 314 6.7 7.6 6.6
NORTHEAST 42,183 42,397 41,267 40,289 39,951 38,590 1,894 2,446 2,677 4.5 5.8 6.5
Campbell 18,940 19,232 18,413 18,133 18,185 17,221 807 1,047 1,192 4.3 5.4 6.5
Crook 2,850 2,844 2,823 2,712 2,632 2,652 138 212 171 4.8 7.5 6.1
Johnson 3,702 3,614 3,560 3,560 3,431 3,355 142 183 205 3.8 5.1 5.8
Sheridan 13,570 13,568 13,215 12,918 12,750 12,370 652 818 845 4.8 6.0 6.4
Weston 3,121 3,139 3,256 2,966 2,953 2,992 155 186 264 5.0 5.9 8.1
SOUTHWEST 49,816 50,200 48,952 47,403 47,707 45,676 2,413 2,493 3,276 4.8 5.0 6.7
Lincoln 6,267 6,298 6,090 5,870 5,825 5,593 397 473 497 6.3 7.5 8.2
Sublette 2,876 2,830 2,732 2,783 2,724 2,625 93 106 107 3.2 3.7 3.9
Sweetwater 20,871 20,901 20,599 19,824 19,770 19,212 1,047 1,131 1,387 5.0 5.4 6.7
Teton 9,594 9,876 9,191 9,225 9,669 8,665 369 207 526 3.8 2.1 5.7
Uinta 10,208 10,295 10,340 9,701 9,719 9,581 507 576 759 5.0 5.6 7.3
SOUTHEAST 69,103 68,961 67,247 67,029 66,388 64,622 2,074 2,573 2,625 3.0 3.7 3.9
Albany 17,463 17,631 16,839 17,124 17,184 16,404 339 447 435 1.9 2.5 2.6
Goshen 6,618 6,460 6,331 6,355 6,104 5,960 263 356 371 4.0 5.5 5.9
Laramie 39,549 39,483 38,752 38,338 37,974 37,144 1,211 1,509 1,608 3.1 3.8 4.1
Niobrara 1,141 1,092 1,164 1,102 1,062 1,143 39 30 21 3.4 2.7 1.8
Platte 4,332 4,295 4,161 4,110 4,064 3,971 222 231 190 5.1 5.4 4.6
CENTRAL 48,144 48,567 46,927 45,824 45,860 43,884 2,320 2,707 3,043 4.8 5.6 6.5
Carbon 8,170 8,127 8,084 7,766 7,598 7,639 404 529 445 4.9 6.5 5.5
Converse 6,599 6,652 6,342 6,265 6,268 5,883 334 384 459 5.1 5.8 7.2
Natrona 33,375 33,788 32,501 31,793 31,994 30,362 1,582 1,794 2,139 4.7 5.3 6.6
STATEWIDE 253,679 253,968 248,035 242,152 240,618 233,369 11,527 13,350 14,666 4.5 5.3 5.9
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.1 4.2 5.5
U.S. 4.1 5.0 4.8
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.3 4.7 5.0


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 5/98.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.

(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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