Copyright 2001 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment1

by: David Bullard , Senior Economist

Wyoming Statewide| Laramie County| Natrona County

"Large job growth was seen in oil & gas extraction (2,000 jobs or 20.8%), Services (1,900 jobs or 3.2%) and Retail Trade (80 jobs or 1.6%)."

Percent Change
Employment in Thousands Total Employment
WYOMING STATEWIDE* JUL 01 AUG 00
AUG01(p) JUL01(r) AUG 00 AUG 01 AUG 01
TOTAL NONAG. WAGE & SALARY
EMPLOYMENT 252.2 252.4 246.8 -0.1 2.2
TOTAL GOODS PRODUCING 51.0 50.4 49.1 1.2 3.9
Mining 19.6 19.4 17.8 1.0 10.1
Coal Mining 4.9 4.7 4.8 4.3 2.1
Oil & Gas Extraction 11.6 11.6 9.6 0.0 20.8
Crude Petrol-Natural Gas 2.9 3.0 2.7 -3.3 7.4
Oil & Gas Field Services 8.7 8.6 6.9 1.2 26.1
Nonmetallic Minerals 2.7 2.8 2.8 -3.6 -3.6
Construction 20.0 19.6 19.8 2.0 1.0
General Building Contractors 4.8 4.7 4.6 2.1 4.3
Heavy Construction 6.3 6.1 6.1 3.3 3.3
Special Trade Construction 8.9 8.8 9.1 1.1 -2.2
Manufacturing 11.4 11.4 11.5 0.0 -0.9
Durable Goods 5.2 5.2 5.2 0.0 0.0
Nondurable Goods 6.2 6.2 6.3 0.0 -1.6
Printing & Publishing 1.7 1.7 1.6 0.0 6.2
Petroleum & Coal Products 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0
TOTAL SERVICE PRODUCING 201.2 202.0 197.7 -0.4 1.8
Transportation & Public Utilities 14.5 14.6 14.6 -0.7 -0.7
Transportation 9.6 9.7 9.5 -1.0 1.1
Railroad Transportation 3.2 3.3 3.2 -3.0 0.0
Trucking & Warehousing 3.7 3.8 3.7 -2.6 0.0
Communications 2.1 2.1 2.2 0.0 -4.5
Telephone Communications 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.0 -9.1
Electric, Gas & Sanitary Services 2.8 2.8 2.9 0.0 -3.4
Electric Services 1.9 1.9 1.9 0.0 0.0
Trade 59.0 59.0 57.9 0.0 1.9
Wholesale Trade 8.1 8.0 7.8 1.3 3.8
Durable Goods 4.8 4.8 4.5 0.0 6.7
Nondurable Goods 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 0.0
Retail Trade 50.9 51.0 50.1 -0.2 1.6
Building Materials & Garden Supply 2.3 2.3 2.1 0.0 9.5
General Merchandise Stores 6.1 6.2 6.0 -1.6 1.7
Department Stores 4.6 4.6 4.5 0.0 2.2
Food Stores 5.5 5.5 5.8 0.0 -5.2
Auto Dealers & Service Stations 8.6 8.6 8.6 0.0 0.0
Gas Stations 4.4 4.4 4.5 0.0 -2.2
Apparel & Accessory Stores 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0
Furniture & Home Furnishing Stores 1.7 1.6 1.6 6.2 6.2
Eating & Drinking Places 19.3 19.5 19.0 -1.0 1.6
Miscellaneous Retail 6.1 6.0 5.7 1.7 7.0
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 8.3 8.3 8.2 0.0 1.2
Depos-Nondepos & Security Brokers 4.4 4.4 4.2 0.0 4.8
Depository Institutions 3.5 3.5 3.4 0.0 2.9
Insurance 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0
Services 62.2 62.8 60.3 -1.0 3.2
Hotels & Other Lodging Places 12.7 13.4 12.9 -5.2 -1.6
Personal Services 2.0 1.9 1.9 5.3 5.3
Business Services 8.8 8.9 8.4 -1.1 4.8
Automotive & Misc. Repair Services 3.1 3.1 3.0 0.0 3.3
Amusements (Rec Services & Mot. Pics.) 4.4 4.5 4.2 -2.2 4.8
Health Services 11.5 11.5 11.1 0.0 3.6
Offices of Doctors of Medicine 2.7 2.7 2.5 0.0 8.0
Legal Services 1.3 1.2 1.3 8.3 0.0
Social Services 6.2 6.2 5.8 0.0 6.9
Membership Organizations 3.8 3.8 3.7 0.0 2.7
Engineering & Management 4.4 4.4 3.9 0.0 12.8
Government 57.2 57.3 56.7 -0.2 0.9
Total Federal Government 7.9 8.0 8.2 -1.3 -3.7
Department of Defense 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.0
Total State Government 13.1 13.4 13.0 -2.2 0.8
State Education 4.4 4.6 4.6 -4.3 -4.3
Total Local Government 36.2 35.9 35.5 0.8 2.0
Local Hospitals 5.5 5.5 5.3 0.0 3.8
Local Education 16.5 16.1 16.2 2.5 1.9
LARAMIE COUNTY
TOTAL NONAG. WAGE & SALARY
EMPLOYMENT 39.1 39.3 38.2 -0.5 2.4
TOTAL GOODS PRODUCING 4.4 4.4 4.3 0.0 2.3
Mining & Construction 2.7 2.7 2.6 0.0 3.8
Manufacturing 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0
TOTAL SERVICE PRODUCING 34.7 34.9 33.9 -0.6 2.4
Transportation & Public Utilities 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0
Trade 9.1 9.3 9.0 -2.2 1.1
Wholesale Trade 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.0 -11.1
Retail Trade 8.3 8.5 8.1 -2.4 2.5
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0
Services 8.7 8.7 8.6 0.0 1.2
Total Government 12.2 12.2 11.6 0.0 5.2
Federal Government 2.5 2.5 2.5 0.0 0.0
State Government 3.6 3.6 3.4 0.0 5.9
Local Government 6.1 6.1 5.7 0.0 7.0
NATRONA COUNTY*
TOTAL NONAG. WAGE & SALARY
EMPLOYMENT 32.6 32.5 31.8 0.3 2.5
TOTAL GOODS PRODUCING 5.9 5.9 5.6 0.0 5.4
Mining 2.4 2.3 2.0 4.3 20.0
Construction 2.0 2.1 2.1 -4.8 -4.8
Manufacturing 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.0 0.0
TOTAL SERVICE PRODUCING 26.7 26.6 26.2 0.4 1.9
Transportation & Public Utilities 1.5 1.6 1.7 -6.3 -11.8
Transportation 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.0 -8.3
Communications & Public Utilities 0.4 0.5 0.5 -20.0 -20.0
Trade 9.1 9.2 8.8 -1.1 3.4
Wholesale Trade 2.5 2.6 2.4 -3.8 4.2
Retail Trade 6.6 6.6 6.4 0.0 3.1
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 1.2 1.2 1.3 0.0 -7.7
Services 9.9 9.8 9.6 1.0 3.1
Personal & Business Services 2.1 2.1 2.0 0.0 5.0
Health Services 3.2 3.2 3.0 0.0 6.7
Government 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.2 4.2
Federal Government 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0
State Government 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0
Local Government 3.6 3.4 3.4 5.9 5.9
Local Education 2.2 1.9 2.0 15.8 10.0

1 Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers in nonagricultural establishments who worked or received pay during the week which includes the 12th of the month.  Self-employed, domestic services, and personnel of the armed forces are excluded.  Data are not seasonally adjusted.
*Published in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(p) Subject to revision.         (r) Revised.

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