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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne fell 0.8 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Cheyenne peaked in May 2020 at 8.0% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Wyoming 5.2% -0.2 -1.6
Cheyenne 4.2% -0.8 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cheyenne, Wyoming, National

Cheyenne, Wyoming monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cheyenne peaked in May 2020 at 4,158. There are now 2,029 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,021 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 108. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 2,129 -413 -779

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 4.2% 2,129
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 5.0% 2,542
May
2021
5.8% 5.4% 4.9% 2,523
April
2021
6.1% 5.4% 4.8% 2,457
March
2021
6.0% 5.3% 4.7% 2,372
February
2021
6.2% 5.3% 4.5% 2,282
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 4.2% 2,145
December
2020
6.7% 5.2% 4.4% 2,247
November
2020
6.7% 5.3% 4.2% 2,151
October
2020
6.9% 5.4% 4.0% 2,021
September
2020
7.8% 5.7% 5.1% 2,617

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.