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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in May 2016 at 7.7% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Wyoming 3.6% -0.1 -0.4
Casper 4.0% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 3,190. There are now 1,634 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,556 -73 -247

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.0% 1,556
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.2% 1,629
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 1,686
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.5% 1,745
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.6% 1,791
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.6% 1,794
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 1,804
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.7% 1,815
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.7% 1,816
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.6% 1,808
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.6% 1,795

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.