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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Wyoming 5.4% 0.0 -3.1
Casper 7.3% -0.1 -4.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 1,718 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,745 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 277. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 3,022 -35 -1,718

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.4% 7.3% 3,022
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
September
2020
7.8% 5.7% 9.0% 3,675
August
2020
8.4% 6.2% 9.4% 3,863
July
2020
10.2% 6.8% 10.1% 4,152

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.