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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. 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 May 2020 at 11.6% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Wyoming 3.3% -0.1 -1.5
Casper 4.4% -0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 2020 at 4,769. There are now 3,037 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,732 -6 -990

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.4% 1,732
March
2022
3.6% 3.4% 4.5% 1,738
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 4.5% 1,773
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 1,814
December
2021
3.9% 4.0% 4.9% 1,908
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 4.9% 1,901
October
2021
4.6% 4.0% 4.9% 1,924
September
2021
4.7% 4.2% 5.2% 2,031
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 5.6% 2,168
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 5.9% 2,308
June
2021
5.9% 4.6% 6.3% 2,443

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.