Bucking horse and rider

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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

Email link

"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.

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

The Federal Government reserves a paid-up, nonexclusive and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use for federal purposes: i) the copyright in all products developed under the grant, including a subgrant or contract under the grant or subgrant; and ii) any rights of copyright to which the recipient, subrecipient or a contractor purchases ownership under an award (including but not limited to curricula, training models, technical assistance products, and any related materials). Such uses include, but are not limited to, the right to modify and distribute such products worldwide by any means, electronically or otherwise. Federal funds may not be used to pay any royalty or license fee for use of a copyrighted work, or the cost of acquiring by purchase a copyright in a work, where the Department has a license or rights of free use in such work, although they may be used to pay costs for obtaining a copy which is limited to the developer/seller costs of copying and shipping. If revenues are generated through selling products developed with grant funds, including intellectual property, these revenues are program income. Program income must be used in accordance with the provisions of this grant award and 2 CFR 200.307.

Welcome!

Welcome to the newly redesigned Wyoming Labor Market Information website of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services' Research & Planning section.

Research & Planning (R&P) is an exclusively statistical entity within the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services that collects, analyzes, and publishes timely and accurate labor market information (LMI) meeting established statistical standards.

The goal of our website redesign is to provide Wyoming Labor Market Information in a format that is faster, more user-friendly on all devices and accessible to all. We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about the redesign and any ideas about ways to improve our website. You can contact us via e-mail to DWS-RESEARCHPLANNING@wyo.gov, by calling us at (307) 473-3807, or via mail to Research & Planning, PO Box 2760, Casper WY 82602.


Unemployment Insurance Claims

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, May 2019

Click here to view the report.

Initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims increased from prior-year levels in Wyoming’s natural resources & mining and construction industries in May 2019. This marked the first over-the-year increase in natural resources & mining and just the third month of over-the-year increase in construction since June 2016.

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published June 2018, 2019.


Health Care

Wyoming Health Care Occupation Dashboards: 2019 - Selected Statistics for Health Care Occupations in Wyoming (PDF)

Published June 2019.

Related Items

Presentation: Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming (PowerPoint)

Presented by Tony Glover, Manager, and Michael Moore, Editor, of the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services to the Wyoming Interim Joint Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee, June 13-14, 2019, Cheyenne, WY

Presentation Handout (PDF)


Understanding Labor Market Information

R&P offers new series of Labor Market Information webinar videos

Hosted by Research & Planning Senior Economist Katelynd Faler, the webinars cover a variety of Labor Market Information topics based on questions we've received from the public. Topics include:


Wyoming Unemployment Falls to 3.6% in April

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7% in March to 3.6% in April. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its April 2018 level of 4.0% and the same as the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6%.

Most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and fell from March to April. Warmer spring weather often brings job gains in construction, professional & business services, and other sectors. Washakie County’s unemployment rate fell from 5.0% to 3.6%, Crook County’s rate fell from 4.2% to 3.1%, and Park County’s rate fell from 4.9% to 3.9%. Teton County’s unemployment rate rose from 2.4% in March to 3.8% in April as the ski season ended.

See News Release.


QCEW

Local Jobs and Wyoming Payroll in Third Quarter 2018: Total Payroll Rises by $159 Million

From third quarter 2017 to third quarter 2018, employment rose by 2,311 jobs (0.8%) and total payroll increased by $159.6 million (5.1%). The largest job gains occurred in mining (including oil & gas), construction, professional & business services, and health care & social assistance.

Quarterly News Release

2018Q3 Employment and Wage Tables

Published May 10, 2019.


Trends

February 2019

  • Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Decrease to 20 in 2017
  • Wyoming’s Nonfatal Occupational Injury and Illness Incidence Rate Essentially Unchanged in 2017
  • Wyoming Unemployment Unchanged at 4.1% in December
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Internal Estimates, December 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


Unemployment Insurance Claims

Annual Unemployment Insurance Claims Data, 1997-2018

  • Benefit Recipients and Exhaustees
  • Tax Revenue
  • Benefits Paid
  • Trust Fund Balance
  • Benefits Paid by County
  • Benefits Paid by County and UI Program

Published April 1, 2019.


Projections

Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2018-2020

by: Patrick Manning, Principal Economist

Wyoming is projected to add more than 5,000 jobs from 2018 to 2020, according to the most recent short-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Published March 7, 2019.


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 September 2018 ECI 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.


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

SOII Publication

This publication is intended to introduce the reader to the data available for Wyoming from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Published January 2019.

Published December 18, 2018.


CFOI

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Decrease to 20 in 2017

News Release | 2017 Tables and Figures | CFOI Main Page

The number of occupational fatalities in Wyoming fell from 34 in 2016 to 20 in 2017 (a decrease of 14 deaths, or 41.2%). In 2017, occupational fatalities were at their lowest level since 2009.

Figure

Published December 18, 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.


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.


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.


BENEFITS

benefits-2014

Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016

(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Published February 2018.


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.

PDF (1.7 MB)