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Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Research & Planning
246 S. Center St.
PO Box 2760
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 473-3807

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"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.

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Career Information

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) to Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Crosswalk



Licensed Occupations

Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2019

The Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2019, compiled by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, provides detailed information about license requirements and related information for the 97 occupations required to have a license by the state of Wyoming. Forty-five licensing boards oversee the administration and enforcement of these licenses.

Requiring practitioners of some occupations to be licensed results in the assurance that these workers have a minimum level of education and competency, and also generally results in higher wages for workers in those occupations compared to those in many unlicensed occupations.

Published September 2019.

PDF (1.4 MB)



Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)


Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist

Employment, Earnings, and Hours Worked Five Years Before and Five Years After Graduation by Programs of Study

This report introduces consumers to tabulations and interactive graphics of student outcomes and pre-graduation work experiences.

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services produces reports in tabular and interactive graphic form, and supporting documentation allowing customers to better understand a great deal more about the career pathways between work and education leading to a greater probability of success in their chosen field of study.

Updated July 14, 2017.


Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program: A Workforce Outcomes Evaluation of a State Merit-Based Scholarship Initiative Using Administrative Records

This report is part of a larger effort to understand the impact of postsecondary education on workforce participation and career success.

Topics covered in this publication include:

    • The importance of age, gender, and seasonal opportunities in local markets
    • The range of career and family formation choices made in the years shortly after high school
    • How gender is associated with fields of academic pursuit and labor market outcomes
    • How different postsecondary financing strategies influence outcomes, including wages and retention
    • The utility value of hours worked in relation to outcome measures in Wyoming.

Published July 2016.

Presentation: Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program and Workforce Outcomes


Education WE Connect

Postsecondary Opportunities in Wyoming and 11 Other States

The purpose of these articles is to illustrate R&P’s ability to track University of Wyoming (UW) and Wyoming community college graduates into the labor market by linking UW and community college data files with administrative databases for Wyoming and 11 partner states. This type of research helps inform students, jobseekers, educators, training providers, and others of employment and wage trends for specific areas of study.

University of Wyoming

  • University of Wyoming Graduates (Degrees & Certificates) with Wage Records Hits in Quarter of Graduation & Four Subsequent Quarters in 12 States HTML PDF (published June 2016)
  • University of Wyoming Graduates, 2011/12, 2012/13, & 2013/14 School Years Combined with Wage Records Matches in the Quarter of Graduation and Four Subsequent Quarters in 12 States
    PDF (published August 2016)

Wyoming Community Colleges

  • Wyoming Community College Graduates (2011/12, 2012/13, & 2013/14 School Years Combined)) with Wage Records Matches in Quarter of Graduation and Four Subsequent Quarters in 12 States
    HTML PDF (published July 2016)
  • Wyoming Community College Graduates by Academic/Occupational Tracks
    2011/12, 2012/13, & 2013/14 School Years Combined with Wage Records Matches in the Quarter of Graduation and Four Subsequent Quarters in 12 States
    PDF (published August 4, 2016)

Occasional Paper No. 8

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The Education and Work Experience of Youth in Wyoming’s Counties

Published February 2016.


Students Using LMI


Can High School Students Use Labor Market Information to Make Informed Career Choices?

High school students from Star Lane Center in the Natrona County School District (NCSD) were shown how to access occupational projections, wages, and other data provided by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The students were tasked with analyzing their chosen career paths and presenting their findings to the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC).

Presentation (PDF)

Article in December 2013 Wyoming Labor Force Trends

The project required students to use occupational projections and wage information to analyze their chosen career paths in terms of the education required for the career and the potential for earnings once employed. Students were also asked to assess some of the vocational training opportunities proposed by NCSD’s forthcoming Center for Advanced and Professional Studies program. Students were given access to occupational wages, projections, and other R&P data in order to complete the project. Occupational wages and projections information used by the students can be found at projections.htm.

Presentation created by Star Lane students Katalin Gonzales, Alex Glover, Melissa Shoemaker, Logan Fox, Isaac Lee, Kellie Reynolds, Adam Couldridge, and Elias Vlastos.


Report

Occupational Information for Environmental Health & Safety Programs: Industry Demand, Wages, and Skills – A Report to Central Wyoming College

Occupational Information for Environmental Health & Safety Programs: Industry Demand, Wages, and Skills – A Report to Central Wyoming College

41-page PDF (381KB)


Outcomes


Projections


Careers in Math & Science


Publications



Wyoming Colleges and University


Standard Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Environmental Health & Safety Occupations


National Resources