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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in May 2020 at 11.6% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Wyoming 3.3% +0.2 -0.9
Casper 4.0% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 3,201 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,566 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,568 +2 -463

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 4.0% 1,568
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 4.0% 1,566
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 4.1% 1,579
June
2022
3.6% 3.1% 4.2% 1,632
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.3% 1,684
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.4% 1,731
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

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.