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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.7%. 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 May 2016 at 7.7% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wyoming 4.1% 0.0 -0.1
Casper 4.7% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 3,198. There are now 1,410 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,677 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 111. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,788 -52 -178

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.7% 1,788
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.8% 1,840
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.6% 1,767
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.6% 1,759
June
2018
4.0% 3.7% 4.5% 1,741
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.3% 1,677
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.4% 1,698
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.4% 1,743
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.6% 1,804
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 4.7% 1,830
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.0% 1,953

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.