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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.


Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming in First Quarter 2016: Job Losses Continue

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has reported that total unemployment insurance (UI) covered payroll decreased by $243.5 million (-7.6%) from 2015Q1 to 2016Q1. Employment fell by 9,367 jobs (-3.4%) and average weekly wage decreased by $39 (-4.3%). As in previous quarters, the largest job losses occurred in the mining sector (including oil & gas; 6,092 jobs, or –23.0%).

2016Q1 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 first quarter 2016 are available at the county and industry level.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Unemployment Insurance Claims Information for Wyoming by County, Industry, and Place of Residence of Claimant: October 2016

Click here to view the report.
(PDF, 839 KB)

Initial Claims

Total initial claims decreased by 7.5% (-258 claims) from October 2015 to October 2016. Most industries experienced an over-the-year decrease in initial claims; specifically, initial claims in natural resources & mining decreased 50.7% (-173) from October 2015 to October 2016.

Continued Claims

The total number of continued weeks claimed in mining decreased 19.5% (-621 claims) over the year. This was the first over-the-year decrease in continued weeks claimed in mining since December 2014.

UI Claims Report, October 2016
(PDF, 839 KB)

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published November 7, 2016.


September 2016

  • Postsecondary Employment and Earnings in Wyoming and 11 Other States
  • Earnings and Educational Opportunities for Wyoming Nurses
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.7% in July 2016
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Short-Term Projections
  • 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


Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2015 data updated to the March 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.

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 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.


Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2015Q4

(PDF, 526 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

    Table of Contents
  • Turnover Definitions
  • Table 1: Turnover by Industry, 2015Q4
  • Table 2: Turnover by County, 2015Q4
  • Figure 1: Total Number of Wage Records, 1992-2015
  • Figure 2: WY Turnover Rate, 1992-2015
  • Figure 3: WY Continuous Employment Rate
  • Figure 4: WY Hire, Exit, Both Rates
  • Figure 5: WY Hire, Exit, Both Rates (Moving Averages)

Published August 15, 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.

CFOI 2014

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Wyoming, 2014

Main Page | News Release

2014 Tables

2014 Figures

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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