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2020 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Michael Moore, Editor

Telephone: (307) 473-3814 (phone)
Fax: (307) 473-3834 (fax)
Email: michael.moore@wyo.gov

  • October 2015 to Present: Editor
  • January 2013 to September 2015: Research Analyst
  • August 2009 to December 2012: Associate Editor

Michael joined Research & Planning in August 2009. He spent a decade in the newspaper industry as a reporter and editor in Texas and Wyoming, winning numerous awards from the Texas Community Newspaper Association and the Wyoming Press Association.

Since joining Research & Planning, Michael has authored articles on a variety of topics, including the changing demographics of Wyoming’s population and labor market, the effects of economic downturns on Wyoming’s labor market, quarterly wages and employment, and others. Michael has also contributed to reports on topics such as Wyoming’s gender wage gap, health care workforce needs, education outcomes, annual reports, and more.


Bibliography

Labor Market Information

Wyoming Labor Force Trends

Moore, M. (2020, September). R&P Publishes Report on Youth, Other Populations with Barriers to Employment. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(9). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, September). Selected Demographics of Wyoming’s Workforce in 2019. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(9). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, July). New from R&P: 2020 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, July). 2020Q1 Quarterly Update: Wyoming Job Growth Slows Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, June). Nonresident Worker Increase Continues in 2019. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(6). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, June). Weekly Trends in Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(6). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, April). Growing and Declining Industries in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, April). 2019Q4 Quarterly Update Wyoming’s Moderate Job Growth Continues. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, April). R&P Publishes Weekly and Monthly UI Claims Data. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., and Moore, M. (2020, February). Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Increase to 31 in 2018. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(2). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2020, January). 2019Q3 Quarterly Update Job Growth Continues, but Mining Loses Jobs in 2019Q3. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, December). New Education Employment Outcomes Graphics from R&P. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 57(12). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, November). What Jobs Were Older Workers Hired to Fill in 2017?. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 57(11). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Knapp, L. (2019, November). Wyoming Employers Add Nearly 90,000 New Hires in 2017. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, October). 2019Q2 Quarterly Update: Driven by Construction, Job Growth Continues in 2019Q2. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(10). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, August). Changes in Wyoming’s Workforce Demographics: 2014-2018. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(8). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, August). The Demographics of Wyoming's Workforce in 2018. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(8). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, July). Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages: First Quarter 2019 Marks 7 Quarters of Job Growth. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, April). Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages: Wyoming Job Growth Hits Four-Year High in 2018Q4. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, April). Wage Records and Turnover Construction, Professional & Business Services Drive Hiring Growth in 2018Q4. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, April). 2018Q4 Quarterly Update: Job Growth, Increased Hiring Activity Continue in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, January). Wage Records: Hiring Activity Spikes in Construction in 2018Q3. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, January). Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages: Several Industries Add Jobs in 2018Q3. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2019, January). Construction Shows Growth for the First Time in 3 Years. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 56(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, December). R&P Publishes New Study on Wyoming’s Gender Wage Gap. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(12). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Glover, T. (2018, December). Now Online: Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2018Q1. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(12). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Glover, T. (2018, November). Demographics of Wyoming’s Workforce, 2008-2017. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(11). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, October). 2018Q2 Quarterly Update: Mining, Manufacturing Lead Job Growth in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(10). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, October). Quarterly Turnover Update: Hiring Activity Increases, Persons Working Unchanged in 2018Q2. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(10). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, July). 2018Q1 Quarterly Update Private Sector Spurs Job Growth in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, July). 2018Q1 Quarterly Turnover Update: Manufacturing Shows Near 50% Growth in Total Hires. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, April). 2017Q4 Quarterly Update Jobs and Wages Increase for Second Consecutive Quarter. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2018, January). 2017Q3 Quarterly Update: Mining Shows Continued Growth in Jobs, Persons Working. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 55(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2017, December). Wyoming’s Labor Market in 2017: A Brief Analysis. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(12). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Knapp, L., and Moore, M. (2017, November). New from Research & Planning: Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(11). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Glover, T. (2017, October). Turnover in Wyoming: Hiring Activity Resumes in 2017Q2. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(10). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2017, August). Demographics of Persons Working in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2016. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(8). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2017, July). Total Wages, Average Weekly Wage Increase in 2017Q1. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Glover, T. (2017, July). Now Online: Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2017Q1. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2017, April). Employment (Jobs Worked) and Wage Change For Selected Industries in Wyoming, 2016Q4. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2017, January). Employment and Wage Change for Selected Industries in Wyoming, 2016Q3. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 54(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2016, October). Wage Records in Wyoming: Employment and Earnings by Age, Gender, County, & Industry, 2000-2015. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(10). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2016, July). Wyoming Employment & Wages Continue Decline in 2016Q1 . Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2016, January). Employment and Wage Change for Selected Industries in Wyoming, 2005Q3-2015Q3. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(1). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2015, July). Continued Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase in 2015. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(7). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2015, June). Employment and Wage Changes in Wyoming’s Private Coal Mining Sector. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(6). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2015, June). New Demographics and Earnings Tables Available from R&P. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(6). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2014, September). The Decline in Teen Drivers: What it May Mean for Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 51(9). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2013, September). Career Paths and Labor Shortages. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 50(9). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2013, June). Youths and Nonresidents in Wyoming's Labor Force, Part 1: How it Works and Why it Matters. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 50(6). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Knapp, L. (2012, August). Wyoming New Hires in 2011, Part 2: Examining the Demographics of New Hires. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(8). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M. (2012, June). Wyoming Employment Grows from 2010 to 2011. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

 

Monthly Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report:

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, October). Initial Claims Increase with Seasonal Job Losses. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, October 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, September). Initial Claims Drop for Fifth Consecutive Month. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, September 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, August). Initial Claims Drop 37% from July. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, August 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, July). Continued Claims Down 12% from June. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, July 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, June). Initial, Continued Claims Down from Prior Month. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, June 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, May). More than 25,000 People Claim Continued UI Benefits. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, May 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, April). Initial, Continued Claims Reach Records Highs. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, April 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, March). Initial Claims Surpass 10,000 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, March 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., McGrath, C., and Wen, S. (2020, February). Initial Claims Increase by 39.1% Over the Year. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, February 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Manning, P. (2020, January). Initial Claims Down, Continued Claims Up in January 2020. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, January 2020. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2019, December). Initial Claims Continue to Increase from Prior-Year Levels. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, October 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., McGrath, C., and Manning, P. (2019, November). Initial Claims Increase in All Industries. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, September 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Manning, P. (2019, August). Initial, Continued Claims Return to Prior-Year Levels. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, August 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., McGrath, C., and Manning, P. (2019, July). Initial Claims in Mining Increase More than 500%. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, July 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Manning, P., McGrath, C., and Moore, M. (2019, January). Initial Federal Government Claims Increase 261%. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, January 2019. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2018, November). Initial and Continued Claims Continue to Decline. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, November 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

 

Other Publications

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Kofoed, A., Manning, P., McGrath, C., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2020, June). 2020 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Faler, K., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., McGrath, C., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2019, June). 2019 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, T., Gagne, E., Halama, M., Harris, P., Mohondro, L., Knapp, L., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2018, October). A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Glover, T., Halama, M., Mohondro, L., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2018, May). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, W., and Moore, M. (2017, September). "Demographics and Earnings of Persons Working in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2016." Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, W., and Moore, M. (2017, September). “Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2017Q1, with Longitudinal County Data from 2008 to 2017.” Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, W., Knapp, L., and Moore, M. (2017, August). Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., and Moore, M. (2017, June). Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Update 2017, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Faler, K., Knapp, L., Moore, M., and Wen, S. “Manufacturing Workforce in Wyoming: Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW).” Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, T., and Moore, M. (2017, June). “Wyoming Turnover Report 1992Q1 to 2016Q2: Selected Turnover Statistics by Industry, County of Employment, and Age Group.” Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Faler, K., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Halama, M., Harris, P., Mohondro, L., & Moore, M. (2016, July). Wyoming Hathaway Scholarship Program: A Workforce Outcomes Evaluation of a State Merit-Based Scholarship Initiative Using Administrative Records. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Faler, K., Glover, T., Hammer, L., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2015). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2015. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., & Moore, M. (2015). "Youth Transitions: Life Events and Labor Market Behavior." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2015, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2014). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2014. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Gallagher, T., Glover, W., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2013, Fall). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee and the Joint Education Interim Committee. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallagher, T., Glover, W., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2012, Fall). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Education Committee. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, W., and Moore, M. (2012). A Decade Later: Tracking Wyoming's Youth into the Labor Force. March 2012, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Glover, W., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2011). Occasional Paper No. 6. Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study, December 2011, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.