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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in January 2010 at 7.9% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wyoming 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Casper 4.6% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 1,361 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,812 -21 -739

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.6% 1,812
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 4.7% 1,833
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.1% 1,958
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 5.4% 2,065
October
2017
4.1% 4.2% 5.2% 2,022
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 5.0% 1,934
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 4.9% 1,936
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.2% 2,034
June
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.3% 2,045
May
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.5% 2,155
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 5.5% 2,200

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.