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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: February 2017

Click here to view the report.
(PDF, 1.3 MB)

Initial Claims

Total initial claims decreased by 34.0% (-1,302 claims) from February 2016 to February 2017. New initial claims have decreased from prior year levels for eight consecutive months.

Continued Claims

Over the year, the total number of unique claimants decreased by 2,229 individuals (-21.6%), while the total number of weeks claimed decreased by 7,768 weeks (-21.5%).

UI Claims Report, Feb 2017
(PDF, 1.3 MB)

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published March 9, 2017.


December 2016

  • Coal Production and its Relationship to Railroad Employment
  • 2016 Publications from Research & Planning
  • Hiring Activity Continues to Decline in 2016Q3
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in October
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Short-Term Projections,
    October 2016
  • 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


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.


Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q1

(PDF, 641 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published December 13, 2016.

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.


Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 1992Q1 to 2015Q4 (PDF)

This report includes sample tables and figures that provide readers with a better understanding of the commuting patterns for each Wyoming county, both in the most recent quarter for which data are available (2015Q4) and historically.

The tables and figures presented in this report provide just a sample of R&P’s innovative research capabilities. Commuting analysis has been or could be produced for a variety of sets of workers and job seekers, such as:

  • UI claimants
  • Youth
  • Older workers
  • Job seekers using DWS job search assistance
  • Recent college graduates

Published September 6, 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.)


Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2015-2017

Published March 2016.

The newest short-term occupational and industry projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services indicate that Wyoming’s job market will contract during the two-year period from 2015 to 2017.

Short-Term Projections, 2015-2017

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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