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Research & Planning


"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.

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.

Published February 14, 2017.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Unemployment Insurance Claims Information for Wyoming by County, Industry, and Place of Residence of Claimant: March 2017

Click here to view the report.
(PDF, 822 KB)

Initial Claims

Total initial claims decreased by 44.6% (-1,604 claims) from March 2016 to March 2017. Substantial over-the-year decreases were seen in natural resources & mining (-644 claims, or -83.4%), construction (-264, or -33.8%), and wholesale trade (-142, or -79.8%).

Continued Claims

From March 2016 to March 2017, the total number of unique claimants decreased by 30.4% (-2,680 individuals) while the number of continued weeks claimed decreased by 30.7% (-11,026 individuals).

UI Claims Report, Mar 2017
(PDF, 822 KB)

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published April 18, 2017.


Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2018

Published April 2017.
by: David Bullard, Senior Economist

Wyoming is expected to lose 2,449 jobs from 2016 to 2018, according to the most recent short-term projections. Job losses are projected to occur in construction, mining (including oil & gas), government, wholesale trade, and retail trade. Job losses are expected to be partially offset by job gains in health care & social assistance and accommodation & food services.

(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)

Published April 18, 2017.


January 2017

  • Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist
    • Employment, Earnings, and Hours Worked Five Years Before and Five Years After Graduation by Programs of Study
    • Comparing Workforce Outcomes of Dental Support and Nursing Graduates
  • Employment and Wage Change for Selected Industries in Wyoming, 2016Q3
  • Total Wages, Average Monthly Employment, and Average Monthly Wage Changes for Wyoming by Year/Quarter: 2007Q3 to 2016Q3
  • Quarterly Turnover Statistics by Industry, Second Quarter 2016 Quarterly
  • Commuting Statistics by County, 2016Q3
  • Persons Working in Jobs Covered by Wyoming State Unemployment Insurance, Third Quarter 2016
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9% in November 2016
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Short-Term Projections, November 2016
  • State Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
  • State Unemployment Rates (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Economic Indicators
  • County Unemployment Rates
  • Unemployment Insurance Statistics


Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q2

(PDF, 799 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published March 30, 2017.


Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming in Second Quarter 2016: Total Payroll Falls by $183 Million

2016Q2 Employment and Wage Estimates

The latest employment and wage data for Wyoming from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) are now available from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Average monthly employment, total wages, and average weekly wage estimates for second quarter 2016 are available at the county and industry level.

New Hires

Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey Results, 2015

In 2015, Wyoming employers added an estimated 113,204 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.

CFOI 2015

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Wyoming, 2015

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The number of occupational fatalities in Wyoming declined from 37 in 2014 to 34 in 2015, a decrease of three deaths (-8.1%). From 1992 to 2015, there was an average of 34 occupational fatalities each year.

In 2015, 12 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 35.3% of all deaths). Within that category, eight deaths were in agriculture (23.5%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for nine deaths (26.5%), with seven deaths in transportation & warehousing (20.6%). There were four deaths each in construction (11.8%) and in professional & business services (11.8%). Half (50.0%) of all workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents.

From 2003-2015, transportation incidents made up 57.5% of all workplace deaths.

Wage Records

Earnings in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2015

The data presented in these tables provide insight into employment and wages in Wyoming in 2015, and trends in the state’s labor market and economy from 2000 to 2015. The tables also offer detailed information on gender, age, and earnings at the industry and county level.

Published November 2016.


Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2015 data updated to the September 2016 ECI Employment Cost Index) See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.

Wyoming Wage Survey

Wages by Occupation-State/National Estimates (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)

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


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


Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015


Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015
(PDF, 2.7 MB)

Published October 2016.

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.


Wyoming Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2014-2024

Published July 2016.

The latest long-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show very slow growth from 2014-2024. The industry projections suggest that the state will experience net growth of 4,327 jobs (1.5%) over the 10-year period.

  • Article
  • Wyoming Long-Term Industry Projections, 2014-2024
  • Wyoming Long-Term Occupational Projections, 2014-2024

(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)

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


Published February 2016.

Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

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


Published April 2015.

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