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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.2%. 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 April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Wyoming 5.3% +0.2 +0.5
Cheyenne 5.2% -0.1 +1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 April 2020 at 4,611. There are now 1,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,159 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 518. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 2,677 -36 +1,003

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.3% 5.2% 2,677
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.3% 2,713
December
2020
6.7% 5.2% 4.4% 2,159
November
2020
6.7% 5.3% 4.5% 2,196
October
2020
6.9% 5.4% 4.8% 2,356
September
2020
7.8% 5.7% 5.4% 2,601
August
2020
8.4% 6.2% 5.4% 2,625
July
2020
10.2% 6.8% 6.1% 2,967
June
2020
11.1% 7.4% 6.6% 3,288
May
2020
13.3% 8.5% 8.1% 4,046
April
2020
14.8% 5.5% 9.2% 4,611

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.