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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.2%. 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 May 2020 at 8.0% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne 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
Cheyenne 3.2% +0.1 -0.5
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: 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 4,064. There are now 2,472 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,509 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 83. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 1,592 +51 -215

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.2% 1,592
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 1,541
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1,509
June
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 1,515
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 1,514
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 1,526
March
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.1% 1,526
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 3.1% 1,563
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 3.2% 1,605
December
2021
3.9% 4.0% 3.4% 1,705
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 3.4% 1,696

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.