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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 1.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Wyoming 7.1% -0.5 +3.4
Casper 10.9% -0.1 +7.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 April 2020 at 5,072. There are now 682 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 4,390 -68 +2,853

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.6%
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 10.9% 4,390
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 11.0% 4,458
May
2020
13.3% 8.8% 11.6% 4,638
April
2020
14.7% 9.6% 12.6% 5,072
March
2020
4.4% 3.8% 4.2% 1,639
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 4.1% 1,618
January
2020
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 1,590
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.1% 1,600
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.1% 1,594
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 1,584
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 1,571

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.