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
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
- Initial Claims
- Continued Claims*
*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
- UI Benefit Recipients, Payments Reach Historic High in 2020 (Trends, May 2021)
- Examining Unemployment Insurance Claims by Occupation (Trends, March 2021)
- Weekly Trends in Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims (Trends, June 2020)
- Wyoming Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Benefit Eligibility Status and Fund
Solvency Analyses (Trends, May 2020)
- Chapter 6: Unemployment Insurance Claims Data - UI Benefit Exhaustion Rate Drops to Historic Low in 2019 (2020 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report)
- UI Benefit Exhaustion Rate Drops to Historic Low in 2019 (Trends, March 2020)
- Wyoming New Business Formation Increases by 7.6% (Trends, September 2019)
- UI Recipients, Benefit Expenses Reach a Decade Low (Trends, March 2019)
- Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease in 2017 (Trends, June 2018)
- Wyoming New Business Formation Declines During Recent Economic Downturn (Trends, March 2018)
- Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop in Second Half of 2016 (Trends, May 2017)
- Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase 22.9% in 2015 (Trends, March 2016)
- How Out-of-State Claimants Affect Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate (Trends, February 2016)
- Wyoming New Business Formation in 2012 and 2013 (Trends, February 2015)
- The Recent Labor Market Downturn as a Natural Experiment
- Small Businesses Play a Big Role in Wyoming's Economy
(Trends, February 2013)
- New Business Formation Increases in Wyoming
in 2010 and 2011 (Trends, November 2012)
- An Overview of Wyoming's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and Trust Fund Liability (Trends, November 2011)
- Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments Reach Record High in 2009 (Trends, February 2010)
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