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


Wyoming Economic Indicators


After exceeding or matching the United States' unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) from February to April 1997, and then pulling ahead in March, Wyoming's statewide rate is once again below that of the United States.


PERCENT CHANGE
MAY 1997 (p) APR 1997 (r) MAY 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 255,070 256,197 255,588 -0.4 -0.2
--Unemployed 11,124 13,257 11,868 -16.1 -6.3
--Employed 243,946 242,940 243,720 0.4 0.1
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.4%/4.8% 5.2%/4.9% 4.6%/5.0% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.7%/4.8% 4.8%/4.9% 5.4%/5.5% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
MAY 1997 (p) APR 1997 (r) MAY 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $854.52 $828.06 $751.69 3.2 13.7
--Average Weekly Hours 46.9 44.4 44.4 5.6 5.6
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $734.40 $723.86 $697.89 1.5 5.2
--Average Weekly Hours 45.9 45.1 45.2 1.8 1.5
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $587.48 $572.17 $521.78 2.7 12.6
--Average Weekly Hours 40.6 39.9 39.8 1.8 2.0
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $548.47 $547.16 $528.74 0.2 3.7
--Average Weekly Hours 41.9 41.8 41.6 0.2 0.7
PERCENT CHANGE
MAY 1997 (p) APR 1997 (r) MAY 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed 14,462 20,949 18,948 -31.0 -23.7
----Initial Claims 1,559 2,401 2,010 -35.1 -22.4
--Weeks Compensated 11,383 18,969 15,188 -40.0 -25.1
--Benefits Paid $1,900,626.00 $3,229,892.00 $2,670,220.00 -41.2 -28.8
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $166.97 $170.27 $175.81 -1.9 -5.0
--State Insured Covered Jobs 203,411 194,841 203,227 4.4 0.1
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 1.6% 2.1% 2.2% N/A N/A
PERCENT CHANGE
MAY 1997 (p) APR 1997 (r) MAY 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Employment Service
--Applications Received 3,109 3,570 3,604 -12.9 -13.7
--Openings Received 2,832 2,911 2,952 -2.7 -4.1
--Individuals Placed 1,081 1,161 1,233 -6.9 -12.3
--Placement Transactions 1,738 1,643 2,072 5.8 -16.1
PERCENT CHANGE
MAY 1997 (p) APR 1997 (r) MAY 1996 (b) MONTH YEAR
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 160.1 160.2 156.6 -0.1 2.2
----Food and Beverage 157.1 157.1 152.5 0.0 3.0
----Housing 155.9 155.8 152.0 0.1 2.6
----Apparel & Upkeep 135.3 136.1 133.7 -0.6 1.2
----Transportation 144.4 144.8 144.4 -0.3 0.0
----Medical Care 234.2 233.8 227.4 0.2 3.0
----Entertainment 162.2 162.2 158.8 0.0 2.1
----Other Goods & Services 223.1 222.7 214.1 0.2 4.2
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 127.3 127.2 128.1 0.1 -0.6


(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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