Department of Numbers

Wyoming Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Wyoming peaked in October 2009 at 7.5% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Wyoming unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Wyoming 4.2% -0.1 -0.6

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wyoming, National

Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wyoming peaked in December 2009 at 22,759. There are now 9,700 fewer people unemployed in the state. Wyoming job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Wyoming 13,059 -162 -1,665

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Wyoming from 1990 to February 2014

Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 4.2% 13,059
January 2014 6.6% 4.3% 13,221
December 2013 6.7% 4.4% 13,550
November 2013 7.0% 4.5% 13,710
October 2013 7.2% 4.5% 13,871
September 2013 7.2% 4.6% 14,033
August 2013 7.2% 4.6% 14,161
July 2013 7.3% 4.6% 14,212
June 2013 7.5% 4.6% 14,211
May 2013 7.5% 4.6% 14,231
April 2013 7.5% 4.7% 14,325
March 2013 7.5% 4.7% 14,508