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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.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, November 2018

Click here to view the report.

There were 1,953 initial UI claims in November 2018, compared to 2,747 in November 2017 (-794, or -28.9%).

There were 3,343 unique claimants with continued claims, down from 3,528 in November 2017 (-185, or -5.2%). Continued weeks claimed decreased from 13,675 to 10,599 (-3,076, or -22.5%).

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published December 12, 2018.

Gender Wage Gap

A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018

In 2017, the Wyoming joint labor, health, and social services interim and the joint minerals, business, and economic development interim committees requested the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services complete a study on the state’s gender wage gap (House Bill 0209). This report is an update to a similar report published in 2003.

Report: Update 2018 (PDF)

Appendix Materials (PDF)

Addendum (PDF)

Presentation: PowerPoint | PDF

House Bill 0209, 2017 (PDF)

2003 Report

Published October 5, 2018.
Revised December 3, 2018.


Commuting

Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2018Q1

With Longitudinal County Data from 1992 to 2018

Nearly one in four (22.5%) persons working in Wyoming in 2018Q1 commuted from another county or state.

Published December 2018.


Trends

September 2018

  • JOLTS Data: What Do They Tell Us About the U.S. Labor Market?
  • New from Research & Planning: Long-Term Projections, 2016-2026
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 3.8% in July 2018
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Internal Estimates, July 2018
  • State Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
  • State Unemployment Rates (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Economic Indicators
  • Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
  • Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims
  • Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims

News Release

Wyoming Unemployment Steady at 4.1% in October

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from September to October at 4.1%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate is slightly lower than its year-ago level of 4.2%, but higher than the current U.S. rate of 3.7%.

News Release

Published November 20, 2018.


QCEW

Local Jobs and Wyoming Payroll in First Quarter 2018: Mining Sector Continues to Grow

From first quarter 2017 to first quarter 2018, employment rose by 1,491 jobs (0.6%) and total payroll increased by $132.6 million (4.4%). 

Quarterly News Release

2018Q1 Employment and Wage Tables

Published November 9, 2018.


Earnings Tables

Wage Records in Wyoming

Demographics and Earnings of Persons Working in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2017


Each year, the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services publishes detailed information on earnings and employment by industry and county of employment. The numbers of individuals working in each industry or county are based on employers’ quarterly wage and employment reports to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services; these are referred to as wage records. Any individual who had wages in Wyoming at any time from 2000 to 2017 is included in the summary counts presented in this research. Each individual is counted only once.

By linking the Wage Records database with other administrative databases, such as the driver’s license file from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, R&P is able to identify demographic information for each county and industry, including number of persons working, average annual wages, average number of quarters worked, and average number of employers.

Published October 2018.


New Hires

Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey Results, 2016

In 2016, Wyoming employers added an estimated 107,180 new hires: individuals who, during a particular quarter, started working for an employer he or she had not worked for since at least 1992, the first year for which R&P has wage records.

The New Hires Survey allows R&P to collect rich survey detail not previously available, such as occupation, rate of compensation, benefits, important job skills, employer satisfaction with a new hire’s skills, retention, and more. By linking New Hires Survey data to existing administrative databases, such as Unemployment Insurance Wage Records and Wyoming Department of Transportation driver’s license files, R&P is also able to identify new hires characteristics such as age and gender.

Published October 2018.


OES

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2017 data updated to the March 2018ECI Employment Cost Index).

See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.

Wyoming Wage Survey


Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.


Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2026

The latest long-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show growth from 2016-2026. The industry projections suggest that the state will experience a net growth of 25,894 jobs (9.4%) over the 10-year period.

Published August 2018.

Annual Report

2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Produced by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in partnership with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, this report provides an overview of Wyoming’s economy and workforce.

Published June 2018.


Presentation: Inside the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Presented at the 2018 Safety & Workforce Summit, Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 20, 2018 by Michael Moore, Editor Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.


Projections

Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2017-2019

by: Patrick Manning, Principal Economist

Wyoming is projected to add 7,333 jobs from 2017 to 2019, according to the most recent short-term projections. Job growth is projected to occur in all sectors except information and public administration.

Published March 8, 2018.

BENEFITS

Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016

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Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016
(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Published February 2018.


CFOI

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchanged from 2015 to 2016

News Release | 2016 Statistical Information |
CFOI Main Page

There were 34 occupational fatalities in Wyoming in 2016, the same number of fatalities that occurred in 2015.

In 2016, 10 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 29.4% of all deaths). Within that category, six deaths were in agriculture (17.6%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for 10 deaths (29.4%), with six deaths in transportation & warehousing (17.6%). There were three deaths each in construction (8.8%), professional & business services (8.8%), and government (8.8%).

Approximately two-fifths (41.2%) of workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents.
From 2003-2016, transportation incidents made up 56.4% of all workplace deaths. Transportation incidents include highway crashes as well as incidents involving aircraft and other vehicles.

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Published December 19, 2017.


Licensed Occupations

Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017

The Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017, 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 98 occupations required to have a license by the state of Wyoming.

Published September 2017.


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.

Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Occupational Projections 2014-2024

Map | Casper MSA | Cheyenne MSA |
Central-Southeast
| Northeast |
Northwest | Southwest

Tables run June 2017.

Health care


Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Update 2017 (PDF)

This publication examines demand and supply issues for the health care industry in Wyoming. It represents an update to the publication Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study, published in the fall of 2011.

Table of Contents (HTML)

  • Chapter Highlights and Key Findings
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Analysis of Wyoming’s Demographics and the Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 3: The Impact of Wyoming Postsecondary Graduates on Supply and Demand of Wyoming’s Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 4: The Education and Career Pathways of Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Chapter 5: Analysis of Licensed Health Care Occupations
  • Chapter 6: State and Local Health Care Shortages
  • Chapter 7: Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Incidence Rates by Industry and Licensed Occupations
Updated June 13, 2017.

Publications

Manufacturing Workforce in Wyoming

Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW)

This report from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services addresses the question raised in state legislation enacted in spring 2017 regarding economic diversification. It addresses existing workforce strengths and deficiencies as they apply to manufacturing in Wyoming. This report also creates an inventory of those conditions.

Published May 2017.


OES

Private Sector and State Government Employment and Wages in Wyoming, May 2015

Published December 7, 2016.


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Education and Employment and Wage Outcomes for University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community College Graduates, 2007/08 to 2014/15, in Wyoming and 11 Other States

This type of research helps inform students, jobseekers, educators, training providers, career counselors, and others of employment and wage trends for specific areas of study.

Published September 2, 2016.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

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.


Impact Evaluation

Higher Wages and More Work: Impact Evaluation of a State-Funded Incumbent Worker Training Program


Occasional Paper No. 8

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

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Published February 2016.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Workforce Data Quality Initiative Report No. 1 for Wyoming: School Attendance and Employment, 2006 to 2013

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Published April 2015.




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Wyoming's Gender Wage Gap:
A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming:
Update 2018


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