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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne fell 1.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Cheyenne peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Wyoming 8.8% -0.8 +5.3
Cheyenne 8.0% -1.2 +4.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 577 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 4,034 -577 +2,354

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 8.8% 8.0% 4,034
April
2020
14.7% 9.6% 9.2% 4,611
March
2020
4.4% 3.8% 3.6% 1,737
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 3.4% 1,674
January
2020
3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 1,692
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 1,696
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 1,711
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 1,721
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.6% 1,726
August
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 1,724
July
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 1,713

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.