Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Table 1: Industry Ranked by Percentage of Total Wyoming Employment for Selected Years  
   
  Percentage of Total Employment
   
  1970 1981 1987 2000
Rank Industry Percent   Industry Percent   Industry Percent   Industry Percent
     
1 Government 29.8 Government 21.8 Government 29.2 Government 25.4
2 Retail Trade 16.9 Retail Trade 16.7 Services 18.1 Services 23.1
3 Services 16.6 Mining 16.4 Retail Trade 18.0 Retail Trade 19.2
4 Mining 9.4 Services 15.1 Mining 9.0 Construction 7.5
5 TCPU* 8.7 Construction 9.2 TCPU* 7.2 Mining 6.9
6 Manufacturing 6.0 TCPU* 7.8 Construction 5.7 TCPU* 5.7
7 Construction 5.9 Wholesale Trade 4.8 Manufacturing 4.1 Manufacturing 4.6
8 Wholesale Trade 3.0 Manufacturing 4.2 FIRE** 4.0 FIRE** 3.4
9 FIRE** 3.0 FIRE** 3.4 Wholesale Trade 3.6 Wholesale Trade 3.1
10 Agriculture 0.7   Agriculture 0.5   Agriculture 1.0   Agriculture 1.1
   
Table 2: Industry Ranked by Percentage of Total Wyoming Wages for Selected Years  
   
  Percentage of Total Wages
   
  1970 1981 1987 2000
Rank Industry Percent   Industry Percent   Industry Percent   Industry Percent
     
1 Government 30.5 Mining 26.0 Government 29.8 Government 25.2
2 Mining 14.1 Government 19.1 Mining 16.6 Services 18.3
3 TCPU* 12.2 Construction 11.9 Services 12.4 Mining 14.1
4 Retail Trade 11.3 TCPU* 10.6 TCPU* 11.3 Retail Trade 10.6
5 Services 9.5 Services 9.8 Retail Trade 9.8 TCPU* 9.2
6 Construction 8.3 Retail Trade 9.1 Construction 6.7 Construction 8.3
7 Manufacturing 7.0 Wholesale Trade 5.8 Manufacturing 4.6 Manufacturing 5.8
8 Wholesale Trade 3.6 Manufacturing 4.5 Wholesale Trade 4.4 FIRE** 4.0
9 FIRE** 3.1 FIRE** 3.0 FIRE** 4.0 Wholesale Trade 3.9
10 Agriculture 0.4   Agriculture 0.3   Agriculture 0.5   Agriculture 0.6
             
* Transportation, Communications, & Public Utilities.
** Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate.

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