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


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


Wyoming's unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, decreased from 3.8 percent in August to 3.6 percent in September. This is the fifth month in a row where Wyoming's rate has been below the U.S. rate (4.4%).


Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rates
REGION-or-County Sep 98 (p) Aug 98 (r) Sep 97 (b) Sep 98 (p) Aug 98 (r) Sep 97 (b) Sep 98 (p) Aug 98 (r) Sep 97 (b) Sep 98 (p) Aug 98 (r) Sep 97 (b)
NORTHWEST 45,377 46,577 45,091 43,259 44,205 42,906 2,118 2,372 2,185 4.7 5.1 4.8
Big Horn 5,792 5,688 5,470 5,506 5,383 5,233 286 305 237 4.9 5.4 4.3
Fremont 16,299 16,299 16,811 15,325 15,158 15,624 974 1,141 1,187 6.0 7.0 7.1
Hot Springs 2,436 2,304 2,460 2,351 2,221 2,386 85 83 74 3.5 3.6 3.0
Park 16,323 17,747 15,787 15,846 17,178 15,309 477 569 478 2.9 3.2 3.0
Washakie 4,527 4,539 4,563 4,231 4,265 4,354 296 274 209 6.5 6.0 4.6
NORTHEAST 42,392 43,476 41,505 40,866 41,865 39,900 1,526 1,611 1,605 3.6 3.7 3.9
Campbell 18,667 19,739 18,005 17,914 18,974 17,217 753 765 788 4.0 3.9 4.4
Crook 2,982 3,017 3,021 2,879 2,907 2,913 103 110 108.0 3.5 3.6 3.6
Johnson 4,078 4,089 3,957 3,975 3,972 3,839 103 117 118 2.5 2.9 3.0
Sheridan 13,649 13,684 13,405 13,190 13,190 12,927 459 494 478 3.4 3.6 3.6
Weston 3,016 2,947 3,117 2,908 2,822 3,004 108 125 113 3.6 4.2 3.6
SOUTHWEST 53,370 54,410 52,095 51,445 52,511 50,048 1,925 1,899 2,047 3.6 3.5 3.9
Lincoln 6,884 6,356 6,686 6,555 6,087 6,348 329 269 338 4.8 4.2 5.1
Sublette 3,333 3,481 3,221 3,248 3,391 3,150 85 90 71 2.6 2.6 2.2
Sweetwater 20,455 20,128 20,112 19,582 19,243 19,149 873 885 963 4.3 4.4 4.8
Teton 12,333 13,775 11,713 12,215 13,665 11,575 118 110 138 1.0 0.8 1.2
Uinta 10,365 10,670 10,363 9,845 10,125 9,826 520 545 537 5.0 5.1 5.2
SOUTHEAST 67,719 67,914 65,620 66,012 65,997 63,816 1,707 1,917 1,804 2.5 2.8 2.7
Albany 16,903 16,480 16,513 16,647 16,179 16,274 256 301 239 1.5 1.8 1.4
Goshen 6,504 6,523 6,379 6,298 6,271 6,115 206 252 264 3.2 3.9 4.1
Laramie 38,924 39,636 37,242 37,867 38,475 36,099 1,057 1,161 1,143 2.7 2.9 3.1
Niobrara 1,154 1,148 1,267 1,134 1,116 1,247 20 32 20 1.7 2.8 1.6
Platte 4,234 4,127 4,219 4,066 3,956 4,081 168 171 138 4.0 4.1 3.3
CENTRAL 48,613 49,125 46,474 46,550 46,972 44,361 2,063 2,153 2,113 4.2 4.4 4.5
Carbon 8,255 8,303 8,182 7,916 7,988 7,941 339 315 241 4.1 3.8 2.9
Converse 6,810 6,955 6,613 6,549 6,654 6,305 261 301 308 3.8 4.3 4.7
Natrona 33,548 33,867 31,679 32,085 32,330 30,115 1,463 1,537 1,564 4.4 4.5 4.9
STATEWIDE 257,474 261,501 250,786 248,135 251,550 241,030 9,339 9,951 9,756 3.6 3.8 3.9
Statewide Seasonally Adjusted 4.6 4.6 4.9
U.S. 4.4 4.5 4.7
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 4.6 4.5 4.9


Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benchmarked 02/98. Run Date 10/98.
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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