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


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


For the first time in six months, the Wyoming unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, has been below the U.S. rate (4.0% to 4.2%, respectively). The number of employed has increased by 9,206 from last year (see the Figure, "CES Employment and LAUS Employment").


Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County May 98 (p) Apr 98 (r) May 97 (b) May 98 (p) Apr 98 (r) May 97 (b) May 98 (p) Apr 98 (r) May 97 (b) May 98 (p) Apr 98 (r) May 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 45,179 44,421 44,075 42,696 41,590 41,465 2,483 2,831 2,610 5.5 6.4 5.9
Big Horn 5,870 5,737 5,362 5,527 5,392 5,076 343 345 286 5.8 6.0 5.3
Fremont 17,142 17,256 17,262 15,954 15,908 15,911 1,188 1,348 1,351 6.9 7.8 7.8
Hot Springs 2,401 2,375 2,360 2,288 2,263 2,269 113 112 91 4.7 4.7 3.9
Park 15,098 14,298 14,363 14,509 13,589 13,785 589 709 578 3.9 5.0 4.0
Washakie 4,668 4,755 4,728 4,418 4,438 4,424 250 317 304 5.4 6.7 6.4
NORTHEAST 42,438 42,176 40,904 40,752 40,273 38,947 1,686 1,903 1,957 4.0 4.5 4.8
Campbell 18,827 18,934 18,030 18,044 18,126 17,143 783 808 887 4.2 4.3 4.9
Crook 3,011 2,855 2,911 2,889 2,711 2,788 122 144 123 4.1 5.0 4.2
Johnson 3,880 3,705 3,676 3,769 3,559 3,525 111 146 151 2.9 3.9 4.1
Sheridan 13,627 13,563 13,136 13,083 12,913 12,521 544 650 615 4.0 4.8 4.7
Weston 3,093 3,119 3,151 2,967 2,964 2,970 126 155 181 4.1 5.0 5.7
SOUTHWEST 50,971 49,794 49,711 48,847 47,384 47,104 2,124 2,410 2,607 4.2 4.8 5.2
Lincoln 6,521 6,264 6,259 6,171 5,868 5,861 350 396 398 5.4 6.3 6.4
Sublette 3,133 2,875 2,933 3,051 2,782 2,846 82 93 87 2.6 3.2 3.0
Sweetwater 20,608 20,861 20,339 19,681 19,816 19,148 927 1,045 1,191 4.5 5.0 5.9
Teton 10,520 9,591 9,972 10,268 9,221 9,695 252 370 277 2.4 3.9 2.8
Uinta 10,189 10,203 10,208 9,676 9,697 9,554 513 506 654 5.0 5.0 6.4
SOUTHEAST 68,135 69,235 65,600 66,319 67,158 63,607 1,816 2,077 1,993 2.7 3.0 3.0
Albany 16,931 17,457 16,327 16,643 17,117 16,007 288 340 320 1.7 1.9 2.0
Goshen 6,641 6,614 6,203 6,400 6,353 5,931 241 261 272 3.6 3.9 4.4
Laramie 38,758 39,693 37,497 37,674 38,478 36,245 1,084 1,215 1,252 2.8 3.1 3.3
Niobrara 1,200 1,141 1,195 1,167 1,102 1,181 33 39 14 2.8 3.4 1.2
Platte 4,605 4,330 4,378 4,435 4,108 4,243 170 222 135 3.7 5.1 3.1
CENTRAL 47,462 48,030 46,138 45,342 45,706 43,624 2,120 2,324 2,514 4.5 4.8 5.4
Carbon 8,246 8,168 8,056 7,874 7,763 7,720 372 405 336 4.5 5.0 4.2
Converse 6,649 6,601 6,326 6,381 6,263 5,956 268 338 370 4.0 5.1 5.8
Natrona 32,567 33,261 31,756 31,087 31,680 29,948 1,480 1,581 1,808 4.5 4.8 5.7
STATEWIDE 254,183 253,656 246,426 243,954 242,111 234,748 10,229 11,545 11,678 4.0 4.6 4.7
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.4 4.1 5.1
U.S. 4.2 4.1 4.7
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.3 4.3 4.8


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 6/98.
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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