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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Cheyenne peaked in March 2010 at 7.1% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wyoming 4.1% 0.0 -0.1
Cheyenne 3.8% -0.2 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 March 2010 at 3,225. There are now 1,435 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,662 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 128. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 1,790 -85 +15

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 1,790
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 1,875
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 1,853
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 1,817
June
2018
4.0% 3.7% 3.8% 1,775
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,707
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 1,690
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 1,685
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.6% 1,710
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.5% 1,662
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.6% 1,705

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.