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Unemployment Insurance Claims

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, August 2018

Click here to view the report.

The number of initial claims has decreased from prior-year levels during each month since September 2016. The 860 initial claims in August 2018 represented a new 12-year low.

The number of unique claimants with continued claims decreased by 720 (-26.9%) over the year.

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published September 14, 2018.

OES

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2016 data updated to the March 2018 ECI Employment Cost Index).

See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.

Wyoming Wage Survey


May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics Estimates Produced Using the Local Employment and Wage Information System (PDF, 6.9 MB)


Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.


News Release

Wyoming Unemployment Rises to 3.8% in July

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from 3.7% in June to 3.8% in July (not a statistically significant change). 

Wyoming’s labor force (the sum of employed and unemployed individuals) fell by 5,984  people (-2.0%) from July 2017 to July 2018, a statistically significant decrease. A decreasing labor force suggests that individuals may be moving to other states or giving up their job search.

Total nonfarm employment (not seasonally adjusted and measured by place of work) rose significantly from 288,300 in July 2017 to 296,600 in July 2018, an increase of 8,300 jobs (2.9%).

News Release

Published August 21, 2018.


Trends

June 2018

  • Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease in 2017
  • Economic Impacts of Growing and Potential Industries on the Wyoming Economy
  • Wyoming Unemployment Falls to 3.8% in April
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning’s Internal Estimates, April 2018
  • 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

Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2026

The latest long-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show growth from 2016-2026. The industry projections suggest that the state will experience a net growth of 25,894 jobs (9.4%) over the 10-year period.

Published August 2018.

Annual Report

2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Produced by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in partnership with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, this report provides an overview of Wyoming’s economy and workforce.

Published June 2018.


Presentation: Inside the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Presented at the 2018 Safety & Workforce Summit, Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 20, 2018 by Michael Moore, Editor Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.


QCEW

Local Jobs and Wyoming Payroll in Fourth Quarter 2017: Modest Job Growth Continues

From fourth quarter 2016 to fourth quarter 2017, employment rose by 1,149 jobs (0.4%), and total payroll increased by $161.9 million (5.2%).

Job gains were seen in mining (including oil & gas; 2,279 jobs, or 12.5%), accommodation & food services (380 jobs, or 1.2%), manufacturing (378 jobs, or 4.1%), real estate & rental & leasing (318 jobs, or 8.1%), transportation & warehousing (228 jobs, or 2.4%), and professional & technical services (221 jobs, or 2.5%). Employment fell in retail trade (-987 jobs, or –3.2%), construction (-886 jobs, or –4.3%), and local government (including public schools, colleges, & hospitals; -839 jobs, or –1.8%).

Employment grew in 11 counties and declined in 12 counties. Total payroll rose in 22 counties and fell in Carbon County.

Quarterly News Release

2017Q4 Employment and Wage Tables

Published August 10, 2018.


Projections

Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2017-2019

by: Patrick Manning, Principal Economist

Wyoming is projected to add 7,333 jobs from 2017 to 2019, according to the most recent short-term projections. Job growth is projected to occur in all sectors except information and public administration.

Published March 8, 2018.

BENEFITS

Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016

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Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016
(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Published February 2018.


CFOI

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchanged from 2015 to 2016

News Release | 2016 Statistical Information |
CFOI Main Page

There were 34 occupational fatalities in Wyoming in 2016, the same number of fatalities that occurred in 2015.

In 2016, 10 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 29.4% of all deaths). Within that category, six deaths were in agriculture (17.6%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for 10 deaths (29.4%), with six deaths in transportation & warehousing (17.6%). There were three deaths each in construction (8.8%), professional & business services (8.8%), and government (8.8%).

Approximately two-fifths (41.2%) of workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents. From 2003-2016, transportation incidents made up 56.4% of all workplace deaths. Transportation incidents include highway crashes as well as incidents involving aircraft and other vehicles.

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Published December 19, 2017.

Earnings Tables

Wage Records in Wyoming

Demographics and Earnings of Persons Working in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2016


Each year, the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services publishes detailed information on earnings and employment by industry and county of employment. The numbers of individuals working in each industry or county are based on employers’ quarterly wage and employment reports to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services; these are referred to as wage records. UI covered employment represents approximately 91.5% of Wyoming’s total wage and salary employment. Any individual who had wages in Wyoming at any time from 2000 to 2016 is included in the summary counts presented in this research. Each individual is counted only once.

By linking the Wage Records database with other administrative databases, such as the driver’s license file from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, R&P is able to identify demographic information for each county and industry, including number of persons working, average annual wages, average number of quarters worked, and average number of employers.

Published September 2017.


Commuting

Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2017Q1

With Longitudinal County Data from 2008 to 2017

Of the 287,940 individuals working in Wyoming at any time during first quarter 2017 (2017Q1), more than one in five (21.3%) commuted from another county or state, according to the most recent turnover data from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Published September 2017.


Licensed Occupations

Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017

The Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017, compiled by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, provides detailed information about license requirements and related information for the 98 occupations required to have a license by the state of Wyoming.

Published September 2017.


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 July 14, 2017.


Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Occupational Projections 2014-2024

Map | Casper MSA | Cheyenne MSA |
Central-Southeast
| Northeast |
Northwest | Southwest

Tables run June 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.

Publications

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.


Turnover

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.


Turnover

Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q1

(PDF, 641 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published December 13, 2016.


OES

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

Published December 7, 2016.


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses


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.


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

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Published February 2016.


OES

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

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Published April 2015.



Education WE-Connect: Wyoming Secondary and Postsecondary Education Outcome


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