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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.


August 2016

  • Non-Carbon Mining: An Important Part of Wyoming’s Economy
  • Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015
  • High Earning Community College Programs with Limited Offerings
  • Available Online: Unemployment Insurance Claims Reports
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7% in June 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

Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

Click here to view the report.
(PDF, 2.1 MB)

Initial Claims

Statewide initial claims decreased 4.3% (87 claims) from September 2015 to September 2016. This was the first over-the-year decrease in initial claims since December 2014. The largest decrease was seen in mining (-64.2%, or -226 claims).

Continued Claims

Over the year, the number of unique claimants with continued claims increased
34.5% (1,386 individuals) in September 2016. Total continued weeks claimed increased
by 16.5%, or 2,667 weeks claimed.

UI Claims Report, September 2016
(PDF, 2.1 MB)

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published October 5, 2016.


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.


Wyoming Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Fourth Quarter 2015

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has reported that total unemployment insurance (UI) covered payroll decreased by $130.0 million (-3.7%) in fourth quarter 2015. Employment fell by 6,132 jobs (-2.1%) and average weekly wage decreased by $15 (-1.6%). The mining sector (including oil & gas) lost 5,662 jobs (-20.4%). Employment rose in eight counties and fell in 15 counties.

2015Q4 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 fourth quarter 2015 are available at the county and industry level.

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 QCEW Summary Statistics by Industry, 2001Q1 to 2016Q1


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.


Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: 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.

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.

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

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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