Copyright 2001 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"September unemployment rates were quite low in Wyoming counties.  Uinta County's unemployment rate (5.1%) was the highest in the state and the only rate above 5.0 percent."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
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REGION Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep
County 2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000   2001 2001 2000
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 48,024 48,913 47,547 46,082 46,887 45,591 1,942 2,026 1,956 4.0 4.1 4.1
Big Horn 6,120 6,001 6,060 5,890 5,762 5,788 230 239 272 3.8 4.0 4.5
Fremont 18,355 18,098 18,274 17,448 17,153 17,332 907 945 942 4.9 5.2 5.2
Hot Springs 2,475 2,471 2,444 2,396 2,388 2,394 79 83 50 3.2 3.4 2.0
Park 16,329 17,600 16,073 15,809 17,036 15,586 520 564 487 3.2 3.2 3.0
Washakie 4,745 4,743 4,696 4,539 4,548 4,491 206 195 205 4.3 4.1 4.4
                               
NORTHEAST 45,785 46,366 45,301 44,502 45,101 43,988 1,283 1,265 1,313 2.8 2.7 2.9
Campbell 20,562 21,074 20,280 19,961 20,495 19,683 601 579 597 2.9 2.7 2.9
Crook 3,371 3,359 3,309 3,287 3,281 3,224 84 78 85 2.5 2.3 2.6
Johnson 4,241 4,337 4,177 4,168 4,262 4,105 73 75 72 1.7 1.7 1.7
Sheridan 14,249 14,289 14,139 13,824 13,868 13,727 425 421 412 3.0 2.9 2.9
Weston 3,362 3,307 3,396 3,262 3,195 3,249 100 112 147 3.0 3.4 4.3
                               
SOUTHWEST 54,462 55,602 54,208 52,480 53,706 52,315 1,982 1,896 1,893 3.6 3.4 3.5
Lincoln 6,847 6,761 6,846 6,555 6,483 6,566 292 278 280 4.3 4.1 4.1
Sublette 3,486 3,563 3,436 3,421 3,498 3,369 65 65 67 1.9 1.8 1.9
Sweetwater 19,625 19,330 19,786 18,748 18,494 18,949 877 836 837 4.5 4.3 4.2
Teton 13,654 15,166 13,275 13,456 14,979 13,138 198 187 137 1.5 1.2 1.0
Uinta 10,850 10,782 10,865 10,300 10,252 10,293 550 530 572 5.1 4.9 5.3
                               
SOUTHEAST 73,009 73,175 71,473 70,970 71,051 69,842 2,039 2,124 1,631 2.8 2.9 2.3
Albany 18,257 17,452 18,116 17,910 17,125 17,876 347 327 240 1.9 1.9 1.3
Goshen 6,732 6,722 6,616 6,551 6,514 6,459 181 208 157 2.7 3.1 2.4
Laramie 41,619 42,681 40,456 40,281 41,281 39,399 1,338 1,400 1,057 3.2 3.3 2.6
Niobrara 1,403 1,405 1,369 1,376 1,369 1,344 27 36 25 1.9 2.6 1.8
Platte 4,998 4,915 4,916 4,852 4,762 4,764 146 153 152 2.9 3.1 3.1
                               
CENTRAL 49,229 50,126 49,019 47,509 48,360 47,157 1,720 1,766 1,862 3.5 3.5 3.8
Carbon 8,436 8,543 8,498 8,127 8,260 8,213 309 283 285 3.7 3.3 3.4
Converse 7,109 7,229 7,043 6,879 6,995 6,796 230 234 247 3.2 3.2 3.5
Natrona 33,684 34,354 33,478 32,503 33,105 32,148 1,181 1,249 1,330 3.5 3.6 4.0
                               
STATEWIDE 270,508 274,179 267,557 261,541 265,103 258,895 8,967 9,076 8,662 3.3 3.3 3.2
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 4.0 3.8 4.0
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4.7 4.9 3.8
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 4.9 4.9 3.9
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/01. Run Date 10/01.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2000 annual average Wyoming unemployment rate at 3.9 percent.
The 90 percent confidence interval for this estimate suggests that in 9 of 10 cases, the interval 3.4 to 4.4 percent would contain the actual rate.

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