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


Wyoming Economic Indicators


Employment for June 1998 stood at 251,497. This was 4.1 percent above June 1997 and slightly above June 1996.


Percent Change
June 1998 (p) May 1998 (r) June 1997 (b) Month Year
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 262,536 254,205 253,417 3.3 3.6
--Unemployed 11,039 10,248 11,835 7.7 -6.7
--Employed 251,497 243,957 241,582 3.1 4.1
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.2%/4.7% 4.0%/4.4% 4.7%/5.2% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.7%/4.5% 4.2%/4.3% 5.2%/5.0% N/A N/A
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $811.88 $872.21 $832.68 -6.9 -2.5
--Average Weekly Hours 43.3 46.1 47.8 -0.9 -4.6
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $733.29 $739.56 $739.21 -0.8 -0.8
--Average Weekly Hours 43.7 44.1 45.8 -0.9 -4.6
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $593.57 $613.76 $584.82 -3.3 1.5
--Average Weekly Hours 40.6 40.7 40.5 -0.2 0.2
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $562.72 $561.28 $549.78 0.3 2.4
--Average Weekly Hours 41.9 41.7 42.0 0.5 -0.2
Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Claimed (2) 12,044 12,164 13,097 -1.0 -8.0
----Initial Claims (2) 1,451 1,220 1,455 18.9 -0.3
--Weeks Compensated 8,767 9,605 8,828 -8.7 -0.7
--Benefits Paid $1,522,035.00 $1,658,839.00 $1,480,223.00 -8.2 2.8
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $173.61 $172.71 $167.67 0.5 3.5
--State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 215,638 208,317 211,250 3.5 2.1
--Wyoming Insured Unemployment Rate 1.1% 1.7% 1.2% N/A N/A
Employment Service
--Applications Received 3,740 3,002 3,976 24.6 -5.9
--Openings Received 3,571 3,264 3,638 9.4 -1.8
--Individuals Placed 1,841 1,281 1,898 43.7 -3.0
--Placement Transactions 2,685 1,958 2,850 37.1 -5.8
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 163.0 162.8 160.3 0.1 1.7
----Food & Beverages 160.6 160.7 157.1 -0.1 2.2
----Housing 160.6 159.7 156.9 0.6 2.4
----Apparel 132.5 135.3 132.4 -2.1 0.1
----Transportation 141.7 142.0 144.0 -0.2 -1.6
----Medical Care 242.0 241.4 234.4 0.2 3.2
----Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 101.2 101.0 99.8 0.2 1.4
----Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 100.1 100.1 97.7 0.0 2.5
----Other Goods & Services 236.4 236.7 223.1 -0.1 6.0
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 124.8 124.9 127.2 -0.1 -1.9


(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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