October 2009

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Wyoming Normalizeda Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims

Initial claims for August were flat compared to July and 167.6% greater than for August 2008. The decline in claims from July to August (-0.7%) was less than the 11-year average decline of -3.2%.


a An average month is considered 4.33 weeks. If a month has four weeks, the normalization factor is 1.0825. If the month has five weeks, the normalization factor is 0.866. The number of raw claims is multiplied by the normalization factor to achieve the normalized claims counts.




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