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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.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, April 2019

Click here to view the report.

There were 1,682 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming in April 2019, 12.9% less than April 2018. This was the fewest new UI claims in the month of April dating back to 2001.

Statewide continued claims decreased by 24.1% and total unique claimants decreased by 16.7%.

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published May 21, 2019.

News Release

Wyoming Unemployment Falls to 3.6% in April

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7% in March to 3.6% in April 2019. 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%.

News Release

Published May 21, 2019.


OES

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2018 data updated to the March 2019 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.


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.

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.

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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

Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016

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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.




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


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