Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
by: Brad Payne, Economist

"Unemployment rates were lower than September 2001 in a majority of Wyoming counties. Carbon and Sweetwater counties had the largest declines."

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
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REGION Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep   Sep Aug Sep
County 2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001   2002 2002 2001
(p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b) (p) (r) (b)
                               
NORTHWEST 48,145 48,571 47,793 46,192 46,748 45,772 1,953 1,823 2,021 4.1 3.8 4.2
Big Horn 5,880 5,699 5,937 5,637 5,447 5,700 243 252 237 4.1 4.4 4.0
Fremont 19,096 18,578 18,785 18,149 17,738 17,832 947 840 953 5.0 4.5 5.1
Hot Springs 2,395 2,398 2,475 2,313 2,329 2,393 82 69 82 3.4 2.9 3.3
Park 16,339 17,408 16,074 15,845 16,920 15,534 494 488 540 3.0 2.8 3.4
Washakie 4,435 4,488 4,522 4,248 4,314 4,313 187 174 209 4.2 3.9 4.6
                               
NORTHEAST 46,782 48,269 47,121 45,467 46,957 45,750 1,315 1,312 1,371 2.8 2.7 2.9
Campbell 22,468 23,578 22,767 21,783 22,863 22,097 685 715 670 3.0 3.0 2.9
Crook 2,979 2,976 3,115 2,904 2,913 3,030 75 63 85 2.5 2.1 2.7
Johnson 4,103 4,265 3,967 4,021 4,194 3,894 82 71 73 2.0 1.7 1.8
Sheridan 13,936 14,249 13,898 13,551 13,863 13,460 385 386 438 2.8 2.7 3.2
Weston 3,296 3,201 3,374 3,208 3,124 3,269 88 77 105 2.7 2.4 3.1
                               
SOUTHWEST 55,579 55,835 55,550 53,682 53,985 53,455 1,897 1,850 2,095 3.4 3.3 3.8
Lincoln 6,867 6,663 7,042 6,523 6,374 6,728 344 289 314 5.0 4.3 4.5
Sublette 3,664 3,780 3,574 3,580 3,703 3,506 84 77 68 2.3 2.0 1.9
Sweetwater 20,204 19,475 20,246 19,474 18,720 19,316 730 755 930 3.6 3.9 4.6
Teton 13,546 14,789 13,449 13,338 14,567 13,243 208 222 206 1.5 1.5 1.5
Uinta 11,298 11,128 11,239 10,767 10,621 10,662 531 507 577 4.7 4.6 5.1
                               
SOUTHEAST 72,486 72,220 72,530 70,449 70,295 70,394 2,037 1,925 2,136 2.8 2.7 2.9
Albany 19,197 18,099 18,865 18,918 17,829 18,498 279 270 367 1.5 1.5 1.9
Goshen 6,151 6,306 6,259 5,977 6,110 6,075 174 196 184 2.8 3.1 2.9
Laramie 41,436 42,190 41,614 40,052 40,924 40,204 1,384 1,266 1,410 3.3 3.0 3.4
Niobrara 1,230 1,276 1,279 1,198 1,244 1,251 32 32 28 2.6 2.5 2.2
Platte 4,472 4,349 4,513 4,304 4,188 4,366 168 161 147 3.8 3.7 3.3
                               
CENTRAL 48,956 49,844 49,699 47,123 48,080 47,876 1,833 1,764 1,823 3.7 3.5 3.7
Carbon 8,183 8,337 8,412 7,957 8,101 8,076 226 236 336 2.8 2.8 4.0
Converse 6,584 6,551 6,569 6,343 6,329 6,334 241 222 235 3.7 3.4 3.6
Natrona 34,189 34,956 34,718 32,823 33,650 33,466 1,366 1,306 1,252 4.0 3.7 3.6
                               
STATEWIDE 271,947 274,736 272,692 262,913 266,065 263,246 9,034 8,671 9,446 3.3 3.2 3.5
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted .............................................................................................................................................. 3.9 3.6 4.1
U.S.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5.4 5.7 4.7
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted.......................................................................................................................................................... 5.6 5.7 5.0
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/02. Run Date 10/02.
Data are not seasonally adjusted except where otherwise specified.
(p) Preliminary. (r) Revised. (b) Benchmarked.
NOTE: The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimated the 2001 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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