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Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cheyenne rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wyoming rate. The unemployment rate in Cheyenne peaked in March 2010 at 7.0% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Cheyenne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wyoming 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Cheyenne 3.6% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 2010 at 3,212. There are now 1,500 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,659 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 53. Cheyenne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Cheyenne 1,712 +53 -149

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cheyenne, Wyoming Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wyoming
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployment Rate
Cheyenne
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 3.9%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.6% 1,712
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.5% 1,659
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.5% 1,703
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 1,828
October
2017
4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 1,815
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 3.6% 1,744
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.6% 1,725
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.7% 1,783
June
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.6% 1,776
May
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.6% 1,807
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.6% 1,798

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.