Copyright 2006 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning
WYOMING LABOR FORCE TRENDS
Vol. 42 No. 11
 

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

The consumer price index rose 4.7% from its September level.

 

Sept Aug Sept Percent Change
2005 2005 2004 Month Year
______(p)_ ______(r)_ _____(b)_ _____ _____
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 286,201 288,498 283,607 -0.8 0.9
Unemployed 9,577 9,388 9,978 2.0 -4.0
Employed 276,624 279,110 273,629 -0.9 1.1
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.3%/4.1% 3.3%/4.0% 3.5%/4.3% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.8%/5.1% 4.9%/4.9% 5.1%/5.4% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 7,705,000 7,223,000 7,672,000 6.7 0.4
As a percent of all workers 5.4% 5.0% 5.5% N/A N/A
U.S. Discouraged Workers 362,000 384,000 412,000 -5.7 -12.1
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 4,230,000 4,402,000 4,073,000 -3.9 3.9
Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
Wyoming Mining
Average Weekly Earnings $1,045.48 $1,083.35 $1,043.40 -3.5 0.2
Average Weekly Hours 47.5 47.0 44.4 1.1 7.0
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $901.46 $900.58 $827.10 0.1 9.0
Average Weekly Hours 47.0 47.2 45.0 -0.4 4.4
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $699.78 $719.30 $710.49 -2.7 -1.5
Average Weekly Hours 42.8 40.8 40.3 4.9 6.2
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
Average Weekly Earnings $681.83 $673.96 $663.81 1.2 2.7
Average Weekly Hours 41.0 40.6 40.6 1.0 1.0
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
Weeks Compensated (2) 5,909 7,787 8,209 -24.1 -28.0
Benefits Paid $1,433,282 $1,845,829 $1,942,818 -22.4 -26.2
Average Weekly Benefit Payment $242.56 $237.04 $236.67 2.3 2.5
State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 244,929 244,447 240,679 0.2 1.8
Insured Unemployment Rate 0.8% 0.8% 1.0% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers
(1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Items 198.8 196.4 189.9 1.2 4.7
Food & Beverages 191.8 191.3 187.2 0.3 2.5
Housing 197.0 196.9 191.0 0.1 3.1
Apparel 120.5 115.8 121.2 4.1 -0.6
Transportation 186.5 177.7 162.9 5.0 14.5
Medical Care 324.6 323.9 312.3 0.2 3.9
Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 109.7 109.3 108.6 0.4 1.0
Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 115.3 113.7 112.9 1.4 2.1
Other Goods & Services 315.0 314.4 306.3 0.2 2.8
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
All Commodities 161.9 157.3 147.7 2.9 9.6
Wyoming Building Permits (New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized)
Total Units 317 303 319 4.6 -0.6
Valuation $54,173,000 $55,480,000 $52,621,000 -2.4 2.9
Single Family Homes 269 266 264 1.1 1.9
Valuation $50,866,000 $52,928,000 $48,690,000 -3.9 4.5
Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count for Wyoming 85 80 85 6.3 0.0
(p) Preliminary (r) Revised (1) Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates

 

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