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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Wyoming 4.9% -0.3 -1.3
Casper 5.8% -0.1 -3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 2020 at 4,740. There are now 2,397 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 2,343 -60 -1,520

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.8% 2,343
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 5.9% 2,403
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 7.3% 3,013
May
2021
5.8% 5.4% 7.4% 3,025
April
2021
6.1% 5.4% 7.4% 3,057
March
2021
6.0% 5.3% 7.5% 3,039
February
2021
6.2% 5.3% 8.3% 3,401
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 7.4% 3,008
December
2020
6.7% 5.2% 6.8% 2,745
November
2020
6.7% 5.3% 6.9% 2,799
October
2020
6.9% 5.4% 7.1% 2,872

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.