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Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Research & Planning
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PO Box 2760
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 473-3807

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"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.

2021 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Statistics


NEW! Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims for Wyoming

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims for Wyoming by County of Residence, Industry, and Selected Demographics, 2019-2021

Weekly UI Claims Data Table of Contents

Updated October 14, 2021, for the week ending October 9, 2021.

Current Monthly UI Claims Report

Unemployment Insurance Claims

August 2021: Initial Claims Decline for Sixth Straight Month

The number of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming continued to decline from prior-year levels in August.

August 2021 marked the sixth consecutive month of over-the-year decreases in initial UI claims in Wyoming. There were 1,282 initial claims in August 2021, down from 5,138 in August 2020 (-3,856, or -75%). This amount is getting closer to pre-pandemic levels of 943 initial claims in August 2019.

The number of initial claims declined from the prior year in all industries, with substantial decreases were seen in natural resources & mining, construction, leisure & hospitality, and professional & business services, among others.

There were 8,807 continued weeks claimed in August, down 84.7% over the year. The 2,869 unique claimants marked an 83.3% decrease from a year prior. There were 7,837 total continued weeks claimed in August 2019, so current levels are still higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Continued claims declined in all industries over the year, including mining, leisure & hospitality, and construction. Continued claims also fell in every county, with the greatest decreases seen in Natrona, Campbell, Laramie, and Sweetwater counties.

August 2021 UI Claims Report

 
Published September 16, 2021.

Monthly Tables and Figures

*Information displayed in Initial and Continued Claims are adjusted for monthly comparisons by normalizing the number of weeks in each month to a standard 4.33 weeks.

**NAICS = North American Industry Classification code.

***SIC = Standard Industrial Classification code.  


Annual Tables and Figures

Related article: UI Benefit Recipients, Payments Reach Historic High in 2020

Updated May 18, 2021.

NEW! Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims by Occupation

Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for Wyoming by Occupation, Educational Requirement, and Gender, 2019-2020

Table of Contents

Published March 26, 2021.

Selected Articles from Wyoming Labor Force Trends and Other Publications


Previous Monthly UI Claims Reports

May 2021 | April 2021
March 2021 | February 2021 | January 2021

December 2020 | November 2020 | October 2020 |
September 2020
| August 2020 | July 2020 |
June 2020 | May 2020 | April 2020 |
March 2020
| February 2020 | January 2020

December 2019 | November 2019 | October 2019 |
September 2019 | August 2019 | July 2019 |
June 2019
| May 2019 | April 2018 |
March 2019 | February 2019 | January 2019

December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 |
September 2018 | August 2018 | July 2018 |
June 2018
| May 2018 | April 2018 |
March 2018
| February 2018 | January 2018

December 2017 | November 2017 | October 2017 |
September 2017
| August 2017 | July 2017 |
June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017 |
March 2017 | February 2017 | January 2017

December 2016 | November 2016 | October 2016 |
September 2016 | August 2016 | July 2016 |
June 2016
| May 2016 | April 2016 |
March 2016
| February 2016 | January 2016

December 2015 | November 2015