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Casper, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Casper fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Casper peaked in May 2016 at 7.7% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Casper unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Wyoming 3.8% 0.0 -0.4
Casper 4.0% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 3,190. There are now 1,628 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,514 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 48. Casper employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Casper, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Casper 1,562 +4 -242

Number of Unemployed Persons

Casper, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployment Rate
Casper
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.0% 1,562
September
2019
3.5% 3.8% 4.0% 1,558
August
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 1,545
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 1,526
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.9% 1,516
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 1,514
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.0% 1,555
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.2% 1,629
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 1,686
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.5% 1,745
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.6% 1,791

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.