Copyright 2005 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning
WYOMING LABOR FORCE TRENDS
Vol. 42 No. 9
 

Economic Indicators
by: Margaret Hiatt, Administrative/Survey Support Specialist

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.2% from its July 2004 level. 

 

Jul Jun Jul Percent Change
2005 2005 2004 Month Year
______(p)_ ______(r)_ _____(b)_ _____ _____
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force 292,628 291,707 287,327 0.3 1.8
Unemployed 10,317 10,262 9,744 0.5 5.9
Employed 282,311 281,445 277,583 0.3 1.7
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.5%/4.1% 3.5%/3.7% 3.4%/4.0% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 5.2%/5.0% 5.2%/5.0% 5.7%/5.5% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 7,595,000 7,667,000 7,521,000 -0.9 1.0
As a percent of all workers 5.3% 5.4% 5.3% N/A N/A
U.S. Discouraged Workers 499,000 476,000 504,000 4.8 -1.0
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 4,578,000 4,600,000 4,648,000 -0.5 -1.5
Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
Wyoming Mining
Average Weekly Earnings $1,050.62 $1,022.66 $1,010.07 2.7 4.0
Average Weekly Hours 45.6 46.4 43.5 -1.7 4.8
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $882.06 $879.32 $831.71 0.3 6.1
Average Weekly Hours 46.4 46.5 45.3 -0.2 2.4
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $696.69 $693.40 $669.20 0.5 4.1
Average Weekly Hours 41.2 41.2 40.0 0.0 3.0
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $656.30 $669.06 $646.01 -1.9 1.6
Average Weekly Hours 39.8 40.5 40.3 -1.7 -1.2
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
Weeks Compensated 7,412 10,257 9,278 -27.7 -20.1
Benefits Paid $1,728,376 $2,405,156 $2,210,055 -28.1 -21.8
Average Weekly Benefit Payment $233.19 $234.49 $238.20 -0.6 -2.1
State Insured Covered Jobs 243,792 248,132 242,061 -1.7 0.7
Insured Unemployment Rate 0.7% 1.1% 1.2% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers
(1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Items 195.4 194.5 189.4 0.5 3.2
Food & Beverages 191.3 190.9 187.2 0.2 2.2
Housing 196.6 195.5 190.9 0.6 3.0
Apparel 113.8 118.3 115.9 -3.8 -1.8
Transportation 174.4 171.8 164.0 1.5 6.3
Medical Care 324.1 322.9 311.0 0.4 4.2
Recreation (Jun. 1997=100) 109.1 109.1 108.7 0.0 0.4
Education & Communication (Jun. 1997=100) 112.9 112.8 110.9 0.1 1.8
Other Goods & Services 314.1 312.5 305.1 0.5 2.9
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100) -
All Commodities 156.2 154.1 147.4 1.4 6.0
Wyoming Building Permits
(New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized)
Total Units 281 305 397 -7.9 -29.2
Valuation $46,605,000 $51,103,000 $55,305,000 -8.8 -15.7
Single Family Homes 246 261 306 -5.7 -19.6
Valuation $44,152,000 $47,958,000 $48,734,000 -7.9 -9.4
Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count for Wyoming 78 71 83 9.9 -6.0
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.

 

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