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Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Wyoming Economic Indicators


The Employment Service series (applications received, openings received, etc.) has been discontinued because a new computer system makes the current data noncomparable with previous figures. US Multiple Jobholders, US Discouraged Workers and US Part Time for Economic Reasons are now included in this table. For definitions of these series, see Glossary.


Percent Change
September 1998 (p) August 1998 (r) September 1997 (b) Month Year
Wyoming Total Civilian Labor Force(1) 257,474 261,501 250,786 -1.5 2.7
--Unemployed 9,339 9,951 9,756 -6.2 -4.3
--Employed 248,135 251,550 241,030 -1.4 2.9
Wyoming Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 3.6%/4.6% 3.8%/4.6% 3.9%/4.9% N/A N/A
U.S. Unemployment Rate/Seas. Adj. 4.4%/4.6% 4.5%/4.5% 4.7%/4.9% N/A N/A
U.S. Multiple Jobholders 7,906,000 7,462,000 7,838,000 6.0 0.9
--As a Percent of All Workers 6.0% 5.6% 6.0% N/A N/A
U. S. Discouraged Workers 317,000 280,000 328,000 13.2 -3.4
U.S. Part Time for Economic Reasons 3,112,000 3,508,000 3,638,000 -11.3 -14.5
Wyoming Mining Hours & Earnings for Production Workers
--Average Weekly Earnings $816.85 $870.42 $808.30 -6.2 1.1
--Average Weekly Hours 42.5 45.5 47.8 -3.9 -7.0
U.S. Mining Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $715.29 $743.60 $739.83 -3.8 -3.3
--Average Weekly Hours 42.3 44.0 45.5 -3.9 -7.0
Wyoming Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $632.75 $586.95 $605.71 7.8 4.5
--Average Weekly Hours 40.2 39.0 40.3 3.1 -0.2
U.S. Manufacturing Hours & Earnings
--Average Weekly Earnings $562.74 $560.87 $560.95 0.3 0.3
--Average Weekly Hours 41.5 41.7 42.4 -0.5 -2.1
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
--Weeks Compensated (2) 6,688 6,655 6,191 0.5 8.0
--Benefits Paid $1,176,684 $1,141,298 $1,031,118 3.1 14.1
--Average Weekly Benefit Payment $175.94 $171.49 $166.55 2.6 5.6
--State Insured Covered Jobs (1) 214,009 212,608 209,678 0.7 2.1
--Insured Unemployment Rate 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% N/A N/A
Consumer Price Index (U) for All U.S. Urban Consumers (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Items 163.6 163.4 161.2 0.1 1.5
----Food & Beverages 161.5 161.4 158.4 0.1 2.0
----Housing 161.5 161.5 157.7 0.0 2.4
----Apparel 133.6 131.6 133.0 1.5 0.5
----Transportation 140.7 141.2 144.3 -0.4 -2.5
----Medical Care 243.9 243.5 235.4 0.2 3.6
----Recreation (Dec. 1997=100) 101.3 101.3 99.9 0.0 1.4
----Education & Communication (Dec. 1997=100) 100.9 100.1 99.7 0.8 1.2
----Other Goods & Services 240.4 238.0 228.1 1.0 5.4
Producer Prices (1982 to 1984 = 100)
--All Commodities 123.9 124.2 127.5 -0.2 -2.8


(p) Preliminary.
(r) Revised.
(b) Benchmarked.


1 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program estimates.
2 Not Normalized.

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