© Copyright 2008 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Vol. 45 No. 9

The NEW Report: Nurse Employment in Wyoming Hospitals, First Quarter 2006 (2006Q1) Through First Quarter 2008 (2008Q1)

tables and text by: Douglas W. Leonard, Senior Economist
figures and dashboard indicators by: April Szuch, Information Specialist

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)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)


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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