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Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist

Employment, Earnings, and Hours Worked Five Years Before and Five Years After Graduation by Programs of Study

This report introduces consumers to tabulations and interactive graphics of student outcomes and pre-graduation work experiences.

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services produces reports in tabular and interactive graphic form, and supporting documentation allowing customers to better understand a great deal more about the career pathways between work and education leading to a greater probability of success in their chosen field of study.

Click here.

Updated June 9, 2017.

Health care

Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Update 2017 (PDF)

This publication examines demand and supply issues for the health care industry in Wyoming. It represents an update to the publication Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study, published in the fall of 2011.

Table of Contents (HTML)

  • Chapter Highlights and Key Findings
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Analysis of Wyoming’s Demographics and the Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 3: The Impact of Wyoming Postsecondary Graduates on Supply and Demand of Wyoming’s Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 4: The Education and Career Pathways of Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Chapter 5: Analysis of Licensed Health Care Occupations
  • Chapter 6: State and Local Health Care Shortages
  • Chapter 7: Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Incidence Rates by Industry and Licensed Occupations
Updated June 13, 2017.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Unemployment Insurance Claims Information for Wyoming by County, Industry, and Place of Residence of Claimant: May 2017

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Initial Claims

From May 2016 to May 2017, initial claims decreased by 36.4% (-1,021 claims). All industries demonstrated a decrease in initial claims, with the exception of educational & health services (an increase of 20 claims, or 14.5%) and information, which remained unchanged.

Continued Claims

Over the year, the number of unique claimants with continued claims decreased by 59.2% (-5,809 claimants). The number of workers who exhausted their benefits decreased by 42.1% (-253 claimants). The total number of weeks claimed decreased by 54.3% (-18,052 weeks).

UI Claims Report, May 2017

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published June 13, 2017.


Wyoming QCEW Summary Statistics by Industry: 2016Q4


February 2017

  • Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational
    Projections, 2016-2018
  • How to Read the Short-Term Occupational Projections
    Table: A Cautionary Tale
  • The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2015
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.8% in December 2016
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Short-Term Projections, December 2016
  • State Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
  • State Unemployment Rates (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Economic Indicators
  • County Unemployment Rates
  • Unemployment Insurance Statistics


Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming in Third Quarter 2016: Employment Falls in 19 Counties

2016Q3 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 2016 are available at the county and industry level.


Manufacturing Workforce in Wyoming

Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW)

This report from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services addresses the question raised in state legislation enacted in spring 2017 regarding economic diversification. It addresses existing workforce strengths and deficiencies as they apply to manufacturing in Wyoming. This report also creates an inventory of those conditions.

Published May 2017.


Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2018

Published April 2017.
by: David Bullard, Senior Economist

Wyoming is expected to lose 2,449 jobs from 2016 to 2018, according to the most recent short-term projections. Job losses are projected to occur in construction, mining (including oil & gas), government, wholesale trade, and retail trade. Job losses are expected to be partially offset by job gains in health care & social assistance and accommodation & food services.

(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)

Published April 18, 2017.


Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q2

(PDF, 799 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published March 30, 2017.

New Hires

Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey Results, 2015

In 2015, Wyoming employers added an estimated 113,204 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.

CFOI 2015

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Wyoming, 2015

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The number of occupational fatalities in Wyoming declined from 37 in 2014 to 34 in 2015, a decrease of three deaths (-8.1%). From 1992 to 2015, there was an average of 34 occupational fatalities each year.

In 2015, 12 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 35.3% of all deaths). Within that category, eight deaths were in agriculture (23.5%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for nine deaths (26.5%), with seven deaths in transportation & warehousing (20.6%). There were four deaths each in construction (11.8%) and in professional & business services (11.8%). Half (50.0%) of all workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents.

From 2003-2015, transportation incidents made up 57.5% of all workplace deaths.


Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q1

(PDF, 641 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published December 13, 2016.


Private Sector and State Government Employment and Wages in Wyoming, May 2015

Published December 7, 2016.

Wage Records

Earnings in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2015

The data presented in these tables provide insight into employment and wages in Wyoming in 2015, and trends in the state’s labor market and economy from 2000 to 2015. The tables also offer detailed information on gender, age, and earnings at the industry and county level.

Published November 2016.

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses


Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015


Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015
(PDF, 2.7 MB)

Published October 2016.

New: Commuting Report 2015Q4

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.

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 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.

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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