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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Cheyenne peaked in December 2009 at 7.1% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Wyoming 3.6% +0.1 -0.5
Cheyenne 3.5% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 February 2010 at 3,230. There are now 1,559 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,641 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 30. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 1,671 +27 -211

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.5% 1,671
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 1,644
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 1,641
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.5% 1,671
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,720
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 1,769
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 3.9% 1,846
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.9% 1,878
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.9% 1,880
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 1,884

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.