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Posted July 2015

Who We Are

Research & Planning (R&P) is a separate, exclusively statistical entity that collects, analyzes, and publishes timely and accurate labor market information (LMI) meeting established statistical standards.

Labor market information 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.

Staff consists of 14 full-time researchers, most holding graduate degrees, with backgrounds in economics, demography, sociology, psychology, statistics, and geology. R&P also has two editors with backgrounds in journalism, two administrative support staff, and a part-time public relations specialist.

How We Are Funded

What We Do

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Unemployment rate (household survey and administrative records)
  • Wyoming Wage Survey (survey of 1,200 firms)
  • Unemployment Insurance payroll (administrative records)
  • Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (survey of 2,700 firms)
  • Monthly employment estimates
  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

U.S. Employment & Training Administration

  • Workforce Information Database
  • Industry and occupational projections
  • Develop relevant economic analysis
  • Post information to Internet
  • Partner and consult with Workforce Investment Board and others

Unemployment Insurance (UI), Benefits Survey, Employment Support Fund, & Other

  • Benefits Survey (2,380 firms)
  • New Hires Survey
  • Research

How We Do It

    Research Methods
  • Survey Research
  • Content Analysis & Text Mining
  • Quasi-Experimental Design
  • Evaluation
  • Focus Group & Structured Interview
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Linked Administrative Databases
  • Cost Benefits
  • Input-Output Analysis Geospatial
  • Socio-economic
    Statistical Methods
  • Descriptive Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Factor Analysis
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Means Test

Formal Partnerships Through Memoranda of Understanding

    Education — Student Labor Market Outcomes
  • Wyoming Community College Commission
  • Wyoming Community College Commission, Adult Basic Education
  • Northern Wyoming Community College District
  • Wyoming Department of Education 684 Fall Staffing and Enrollment
  • Professional Teaching Standards Board
    Wyoming State Healthcare Boards — Health Care Workforce Demand
  • Board of Nursing
  • Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Board of Physical Therapy
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Respiratory Care
  • Board of Embalming
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Board of Hearing Aid Specialists
  • Board of Dental Examiners
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Board of Medicine
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Registration in Podiatry
  • Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners
  • Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
    Administrative Data from Other State Research Offices — Reciprocal Labor Market Analysis
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Wyoming Department of Health
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • UI Tax and Worker’s Comp
  • Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Selected Customers & Partners

  • Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services
  • Manufacturing-Works
  • Legislative and Executive branches of Wyoming State Government
  • Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships
  • Wyoming hospitals
  • Wyoming Workforce Development Council
  • Students
  • Employers
  • Jobseekers
  • Media

Workforce Investment Grant
Performance Reports
Contact Us
Research & Planning
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
P.O. Box 2760
Casper, WY 82602-2760
Phone: 307-473-3807

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Principles and Practices for a State Statistical Entity

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Labor Market Information is used in policy making, planning, program administration, and as a direct consumer service. It is the collection and analysis of data involving labor supply and demand.


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Research & Planning

246 S. Center St.
PO Box 2760
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 473-3807

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