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


The statewide unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, decreased from 4.0 percent in July to 3.8 percent in August. The number of unemployed decreased by 669 over the same period.


Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County Aug 98 (p) Jul 98 (r) Aug 97 (b) Aug 98 (p) Jul 98 (r) Aug 97 (b) Aug 98 (p) Jul 98 (r) Aug 97 (b) Aug 98 (p) Jul 98 (r) Aug 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 46,605 47,214 45,776 44,224 44,728 43,387 2,381 2,486 2,389 5.1 5.3 5.2
Big Horn 5,692 5,681 5,325 5,386 5,324 5,065 306 357 260 5.4 6.3 4.9
Fremont 16,308 16,369 16,584 15,164 15,209 15,281 1,144 1,160 1,303 7.0 7.1 7.9
Hot Springs 2,308 2,316 2,316 2,222 2,227 2,223 86 89 93 3.7 3.8 4.0
Park 17,756 18,276 16,950 17,185 17,652 16,456 571 624 494 3.2 3.4 2.9
Washakie 4,541 4,572 4,601 4,267 4,316 4,362 274 256 239 6.0 5.6 5.2
NORTHEAST 43,485 43,543 42,212 41,881 41,848 40,532 1,604 1,695 1,680 3.7 3.9 4.0
Campbell 19,749 19,639 18,944 18,982 18,827 18,123 767 812 821 3.9 4.1 4.3
Crook 3,013 3,022 3,011 2,908 2,900 2,901 105 122 110.0 3.5 4.0 3.7
Johnson 4,093 4,207 3,910 3,973 4,080 3,793 120 127 117 2.9 3.0 3.0
Sheridan 13,685 13,743 13,337 13,195 13,215 12,824 490 528 513 3.6 3.8 3.8
Weston 2,945 2,932 3,010 2,823 2,826 2,891 122 106 119 4.1 3.6 4.0
SOUTHWEST 54,430 54,951 52,947 52,534 52,832 50,765 1,896 2,119 2,182 3.5 3.9 4.1
Lincoln 6,359 6,344 6,113 6,090 6,013 5,812 269 331 301 4.2 5.2 4.9
Sublette 3,488 3,415 3,320 3,392 3,328 3,256 96 87 64 2.8 2.5 1.9
Sweetwater 20,128 20,351 19,846 19,251 19,356 18,753 877 995 1,093 4.4 4.9 5.5
Teton 13,779 14,199 13,067 13,671 14,068 12,902 108 131 165 0.8 0.9 1.3
Uinta 10,676 10,642 10,601 10,130 10,067 10,042 546 575 559 5.1 5.4 5.3
SOUTHEAST 67,854 68,932 65,448 65,948 66,899 63,484 1,906 2,033 1,964 2.8 2.9 3.0
Albany 16,485 16,527 16,035 16,186 16,217 15,732 299 310 303 1.8 1.9 1.9
Goshen 6,524 6,484 6,268 6,274 6,219 5,998 250 265 270 3.8 4.1 4.3
Laramie 39,570 40,574 37,874 38,414 39,358 36,640 1,156 1,216 1,234 2.9 3.0 3.3
Niobrara 1,148 1,121 1,217 1,116 1,088 1,198 32 33 19 2.8 2.9 1.6
Platte 4,127 4,226 4,054 3,958 4,017 3,916 169 209 138 4.1 4.9 3.4
CENTRAL 49,073 49,294 46,645 46,928 47,027 44,298 2,145 2,267 2,347 4.4 4.6 5.0
Carbon 8,307 8,404 8,200 7,991 8,064 7,911 316 340 289 3.8 4.0 3.5
Converse 6,953 6,862 6,678 6,657 6,529 6,315 296 333 363 4.3 4.9 5.4
Natrona 33,813 34,028 31,767 32,280 32,434 30,072 1,533 1,594 1,695 4.5 4.7 5.3
STATEWIDE 261,448 263,936 253,028 251,516 253,335 242,466 9,932 10,601 10,562 3.8 4.0 4.2
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.6 4.6 5.0
U.S. 4.5 4.7 4.8
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.5 4.5 4.9


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 9/98.
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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