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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in January 2010 at 7.9% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.9 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Wyoming 4.3% +0.1 -0.6
Casper 5.4% +0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Casper, Wyoming, National

Casper, Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Casper, Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Casper peaked in May 2016 at 3,173. There are now 1,106 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,934 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 133. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 2,067 +45 -665

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 5.4% 2,067
October
2017
4.1% 4.2% 5.2% 2,022
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 5.0% 1,934
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.9% 1,936
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.2% 2,034
June
2017
4.3% 3.9% 5.3% 2,045
May
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.5% 2,155
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.5% 2,200
March
2017
4.5% 4.5% 5.9% 2,360
February
2017
4.7% 4.7% 6.4% 2,551
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 6.7% 2,671

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.