The NEW Report: Nurse Employment in Wyoming Hospitals, First Quarter 2006 (2006Q1) Through First Quarter 2008 (2008Q1)
The following text, tables, and graphics were recently produced by Research &
Planning. Complete data for nurses employed in hospitals, ambulatory
health care services, and nursing & residential care can be found at http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/dashboard/toc.htm.
Registered Nurses (RNs)
11.5% of RNs were multiple jobholders in 2008Q1.
In 2008Q1 approximately 1 in 50 RNs filed a Workers’ Compensation claim.
Continuously employed RN gross wages grew at an average annual rate of 3.6% between 2006Q1 and 2007Q4.
The average age of RNs in 2008Q1 was 44 years.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
LPNs constituted 3.4% of hospital employees in 2008Q1.
9.6% of LPNs held more than one job in 2008Q1.
Continuously employed LPN gross wages grew at an average annual rate of 2.2% between 2006Q1 and 2007Q4.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
The number of CNAs working in hospitals grew 4.6% between 2007Q1 and 2008Q1.
CNAs as a proportion of total hospital employment ranged between 13.5% and 13.9% from 2006Q1 to 2008Q1.
The average age of CNAs declined between 2006Q1 and 2008Q1, largely due to an increase in the number and proportion of CNAs in the 25-34 age group.
Industry/Primary Industry the industry in which licensed professionals earned the most wages each quarter.
Primary Employer the employer who paid the most wages to a worker in a quarter.
Active RNs, LPNs, or CNAs the count of licensed professionals who worked in hospitals.
Total Employment the count of all workers whose primary industry was hospitals.
Multiple Jobholders the number of licensed professionals paid wages by two or more employers during a quarter.
Workers’ Compensation Claims the number of workplace injuries reported to Workers’ Compensation each quarter for RNs, LPNs, and CNAs.
Continuous Employees the number of licensed professionals whose primary industry was hospitals for three consecutive quarters.
Average Wages Continuous Employees gross quarterly average wages paid to each continuously employed licensed professional.
Tenure the number of consecutive quarters each licensed professional worked for the same primary employer, allowing for three quarter breaks.
Exit Rate Percentage the number of licensed professionals whose primary industry was hospitals during the prior quarter and current quarter, but not in the following quarter.
ND (Not Disclosable) if the number of Workers’ Compensation claims was fewer than five in a quarter, the results were suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Data sources: Workers’ Compensation Claims data June 30, 2008; Board of Nursing license file July 2, 2008; Wage Records database July 9, 2008; Enhanced Quarterly Unemployment Insurance data July 29, 2008.
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