Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, February 2023

Initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims continued to decline over the year in Wyoming in February 2023. However, the total number of continued weeks claimed increased from prior-year levels for the third time in the last four months. Initial and continued claims remained substantially lower compared to February 2020, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were 1,741 initial claims in February 2023, down 10.0% from February 2022. Initial claims were also down 21.1% compared to February 2020 prior to the pandemic.

The industries with the largest numbers of initial claims included construction; trade, transportation & utilities; professional & business services; and manufacturing.

There were 13,345 continued weeks claimed in February 2023, up 2.9% over the year. The number of unique claimants increased 0.5% from 4,202 to 4,222. Continued claims were 28.5% lower than the 18,659 in February 2020 prior to the pandemic.

The industries with the most continued weeks claimed included construction; professional & business services; trade, transportation & utilities; and leisure & hospitality.

The complete Wyoming UI claims report for February 2023 is available here.

For additional UI claims data, please click here.

Published March 20, 2023.