"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.
For several years the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has published intercounty commuting patterns that illustrate how many individuals commute to or from another county for work. A new model developed by R&P also provides data on interstate commuting. Using this new model, R&P was able to identify commuting patterns for Wyoming residents working in eight other states: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah.
Published July 2019.
With Longitudinal State and County Data from 1992 to 2018
Current data from other states: 2018Q1.
Current data for Wyoming: 2018Q4.
Published July 2019.
Article from the April 2015 issue of Wyoming Labor Force Trends
This chapter compares and contrasts the demographics of selected health care professions and the commuting behavior of the people who work in those professions. Performing such an analysis serves two important functions: 1) it provides a description of health care professional employment characteristics and associated behaviors, and 2) it demonstrates Research & Planning’s (R&P) ability to synthesize data from several sources to provide a robust description of worker behavior.
Published January 2012.
Presented to the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization June 30, 2008
Research & Planning (R&P) contracted with the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2007 to study Laramie County worker commuting flows. The project’s purpose was to determine not only the amount of commuting into and out of Laramie County, but also the sources and destinations of commuters. Additionally, R&P obtained geographic information for Colorado residents who commute into Wyoming for work. MPO intends to use the information and analysis presented in this report to determine the feasibility of a commuter bus service along the Front Range to transport those who live in Colorado and work in Laramie County to their jobs in a more efficient manner.
To learn more about where the state’s labor force lives and works, the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Employment developed a commuting pattern data model, in cooperation with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council. This 12-page publication gives examples of R&P commuting pattern data that can be used by business owners, policy makers, economic developers, and others. These findings have many uses, such as identifying sources of labor, housing needs, or pointing to changing infrastructure needs.
The Road to Work (PDF Format) (368 KB)
Presented September 13, 2007, at the Wyoming Planning Association 2007 Fall Conference, Douglas, Wyo.
Commuter Flows by County (2007, PDF, 5 Pages, 107KB)
From the executive summary:
The data generated from the Wyoming Worker Commuting Patterns Study identify relationships between where people choose to live and where they choose to work, as evidenced by employer/employee transactions. As Wyoming’s economic growth continues, worker commuting will likely increase and it may well be that a portion of demand for labor in one county can be met by strategically engaging residents from other counties and states.