Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science;
it is the systematic collection and analysis of data
which describes and predicts the relationship between
demand and supply."
The States' Labor Market Information Review,
ICESA, 1995, p. 7.
Education WE Connect
Postsecondary Opportunities in Wyoming and 11 Other States
The purpose of these articles is to illustrate R&P’s ability to track University of Wyoming (UW) and Wyoming community college graduates into the labor market by linking UW and community college data files with administrative databases for Wyoming and 11 partner states. This type of research helps inform students, jobseekers, educators, training providers, and others of employment and wage trends for specific areas of study.
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.
Wyoming Long-Term Industry Projections, 2014-2024
Wyoming Long-Term Occupational Projections, 2014-2024
(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)
New: Education WE Connect
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.
Presentation: Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program and Workforce Outcomes
NEW: Unemployment Insurance Claims
Unemployment Insurance Claims Information for June 2016 by County, Industry, and Place of Residence of Claimant
Initial Claims: Initial claims increased 10.9% (237 claims) from June 2015. Substantial increases were seen in manufacturing (93.7%, or 59 claims), retail trade (49.5%, or 50 claims), and wholesale trade (47.1%, or 33 claims).
Continued Claims: Over the year, the number of unique claimants with continued claims increased 10.6% (681 claimants). Total continued weeks claimed increased by 29.5% (6,575 weeks claimed). Best for web viewing (PDF, 927 KB)
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Published July 7, 2016.
Workforce Planning Report 2016
Chapter 1: Economic Analysis
Chapter 2: Global Demand for Oil, Gas, and Coal
Chapter 3: What Does Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Really Mean?
Chapter 4: Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase 22.9% in 2015
Chapter 5: Wyoming Employment Growth Lags Behind Surrounding States
Chapter 6: Wyoming Employment and Sector Analyses
Total Wages, Average Monthly Employment, and Average Monthly Wage Changes for Wyoming by Year/Quarter: 2005Q4 to 2015Q4
Persons Working in Jobs Covered by Wyoming State Unemployment Insurance, Fourth Quarter 2015
Quarterly Turnover Statistics by Industry, Third Quarter 2015
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.0% in February 2016
Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Short-Term Projections, February 2016
Unemployment Rates by State, February 2016 (Seasonally Adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by State, February 2016 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims
Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims
Wyoming Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Third Quarter 2015
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has reported that total unemployment insurance (UI) covered payroll decreased by $75.4 million (-2.3%) in third quarter 2015. Employment fell by 2,983 jobs
(-1.0%) and average weekly wage decreased by $11 (-1.3%).
2015Q3 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 third quarter 2015 are available at the county and industry level.
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.
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.
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming
Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2014 data updated to the September 2015 ECI Employment Cost Index) See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.
Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Wyoming, 2014
Main Page | News Release 2014 Tables
Table A-1: Fatal occupational injuries by industry and event or exposure, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-2: Fatal occupational injuries resulting from transportation incidents and homicides, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-3: Fatal occupational injuries to private sector wage and salary workers, government workers, and self-employed workers by industry, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-4: Fatal occupational injuries by primary and secondary source of injury for all fatal injuries and by major private industry sector, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-5: Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and event or exposure, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-6: Fatal occupational injuries resulting from transportation incidents and homicides by occupation, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-7: Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics and event or exposure, Wyoming, 2014
Table A-8: Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure and age, Wyoming, 2014 Table A-9: Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure for all fatal injuries and major private industry sector, Wyoming, 2014 2014 Figures
Figure 1: Workplace fatal injuries by event or exposure, Wyoming, 2014, private industry
Figure 2: Fatal work injuries by location, Wyoming, 2014, private industry
Figure 3: Occupations with the largest number of worker fatal injuries, Wyoming, 2014, private industry
Figure 5: Fatal occupational injuries in the mining industry, Wyoming, 2014, private industry
Figure 7: Fatal work injuries in selected industries, Wyoming, 2014, private industry
Wyoming Industry Turnover by Year and Quarter, 1992Q2 to 2014Q4
Full PDF by Industry
Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Occupational Projections 2012-2022
Map | Casper MSA | Cheyenne MSA | |
Central-Southeast Northeast |
Northwest | Southwest
Tables run June 2015.
Earnings in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age & Gender, 2000-2014
Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)
Workforce Data Quality Initiative Report No. 1 for Wyoming: School Attendance and Employment, 2006 to 2013
Published April 2015.
Wyoming Industry and Occupational Projections (Short-Term, 2014-2016)
(Tables prepared by David Bullard. Tables include Excel file links; see upper right corner of tables.)
Annual Report 2015
Wyoming Workforce Annual Report
1. Youth Employment in Wyoming Continues to Decline in 2014
9. Truck Drivers, Construction Laborers Top-Paid Among Occupations with the Most New Hires in Wyoming
2. Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages: Wyoming Job Growth Improves in 2014
10. Gender Wage Gap: Compared to Males, Females Earned 59% in 2014
3. Current Employment in Wyoming by Industry Shows Continued Growth in 2014
11. Benefits: Access to Medical Insurance, Retirement Plans Declines in 2014
4. Short-Term Industry Projections: Construction, Educational & Health Services Lead Projected Job Growth
12. Planning vs. Performance: Why Outcome Wages May Fall Short of Accountability Measures
5. Top Five Occupational Projections by Typical Educational Requirement
13. Wyoming New Business Formation in 2012 and 2013
6. Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3% in 2014
14. Workers’ Compensation Claims Continue Downward Trend
7. Construction Labor Shortages in Wyoming and the Nation
15. Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Decrease to 26 in 2013
8. Unemployment Insurance Statistics Show State Continued Growth in 2014
16. Just the Facts
New Hires Survey Results
Tables by Industry
Construction Labor Shortages in Wyoming and the Nation
Published December 2014.
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