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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 industry projections indicate that total employment across all industries is expected to decrease by an estimated 5,591 jobs (-1.9%) from 2015 to 2017. During this two-year period, the most substantial decreases in employment are projected to occur in mining (-3,208, or -13.5%), construction (-2,547, or -10.8%), and transportation and warehousing (-881, or -6.8%). Moderate growth is projected for industries such as retail trade (742, or 2.4%), accommodation & food services (735, or 2.2%), health care & social assistance (607, or 1.9%), and educational services (323, or 1.1%).

Similarly, short-term occupational projections indicate that the most substantial declines are projected for construction & extraction occupations (-4,090, or -11.1%), transportation & material moving occupations (-1,255, or -5.0%), office & administrative support occupations (-678, or -1.8%), and production occupations (-601, or -4.5%). Moderate growth is projected for food preparation & serving related occupations (431, or 1.6%); education, training, & library occupations (272, or 1.3%); health care practitioners & technical occupations (241, or 1.7%); and personal care & service occupations (2.2%).

As noted in a recent article in the January 2016 issue of Wyoming Labor Force Trends, “In the fall of 2015, Wyoming’s economy was exposed to a substantial decline in the prices of oil, an extended period of low natural gas prices, and the erosion in the price of coal.” The effects of the diminished demand for natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas are reflected in the over-the-year decline noted in that article, and serve as the basis for these short-term projections.

Short-Term Projections, 2015-2017

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Projections Methodological Note

Published December 2015.

On October 26, 2015, the long-term substate industry projections were removed from Research & Planning’s website. This was done in light of the recent declines in crude oil and natural gas prices and the associated changes in the state’s economy. Additionally, there was a tendency among some data users to take the projections data too literally instead of reflectively. For example, some data users might be tempted to interpret projected future employment levels as certain, rather than as “expected based on current trends.” Informed data users understand that projections represent a point in time estimate of the future direction of the state’s economy rather than a certain and absolute knowledge of future events.


Revisions

Due to recent oil price developments and the labor market’s response to those prices, the Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Industry Projections for 2012-2022 will be revised. Research & Planning will post the revised projections when they are available.


2015

Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Occupational Projections 2012-2022

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Tables run June 2015.


2015

Wyoming Industry and Occupational Projections (Short-Term, 2014-2016)

(Tables prepared by David Bullard. Tables include Excel file links; see upper right corner of tables.)


Labor Shortages

Construction Labor Shortages in Wyoming and the Nation

Construction Labor Shortages in Wyoming and the Nation

Published December 2014.


2014

Wyoming Industry and Occupational Projections (Long-Term, 2012-2022, and Short-Term, 2013-2015)

(Tables prepared by David Bullard. Tables include Excel file links; see upper right corner of tables.)


National and State Projections

Projections Central
State Occupational Projections
(All States & National)

Projections of occupational employment growth are developed for all states and the nation as a whole. One of the most important uses of the projections is to help individuals make informed career decisions. Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among states. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one state.


Bureau of Labor Statistics'
Employment Projections Tables

Includes tables for:

  • Occupations
  • Industries
  • Labor Force
  • Aggregate Economy
  • Education & Training

Older Projections
  • Occupational Projections 2012 to 2022 PDF
  • Wyoming's Short-Term (2011-2013) and Long-Term (2011-2021) Industry and Occupational Projections; Statewide/All Industries by Occupation, Major Industries by Occupation, and Sub-state Regions by Occupation PDF Excel
  • Long-Term Statewide Occupational Projections by Industry (2010-2020) (Pub. September 2011) PDF
  • Long-Term Statewide Employment Projections by Industry (2008-2018) HTML PDF
  • Long-Term Statewide Employment Projections by Industry, Rollups (2008-2018) HTML PDF
  • Short-Term Statewide Employment Projections by Industry 2007-2009 HTML PDF
  • Long-Term Statewide Occupational Projections 2008-2018 (Pub. August 2010) HTML PDF
  • Short-Term Statewide Occupational Projections 2009-2011 (Pub. August 2010) HTML PDF
  • Short-Term Statewide Employment Projections 2010-2011 (Pub. August 2010) PDF
  • Short-Term Statewide Occupational Projections 2008-2010 HTML Excel
  • Long-Term Regional Occupational Projections 2006-2016
  • A Closer Look at Occupational Projections for Wyoming, 2006-2016 (Pub. February 2009) PDF HTML
  • 2008 Projections For Industries & Occupations in Wyoming, 2008-2014 (Pub. March 2008) PDF
  • Outlook 2010 Revisited: Wyoming’s Labor Market at Mid-Decade (Pub. May 2006) PDF
  • Occupational Projections (2004-2014)
    • Wyoming Statewide HTML
    • Casper MSA Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • Cheyenne MSA Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • Central Southeast Region Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • North Central Region Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • Northeast Region Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • Northwest Region Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
    • Southwest Region Long-Term Occupational Projections HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Short-Term Industry Projections, 2006-2008 HTML
  • Short-Term Statewide Occupational Projections
    2007-2009 HTML PDF
  • Wyoming Statewide Short Term Occupational Projections from Second Quarter 2005 (2005Q2) to Second Quarter 2007 (2007Q2) HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Short-Term Occupational Projections with Educational Requirements 2006-2008 HTML
  • Long-Term Statewide Occupational Projections
    2006-2016 HTML PDF
  • Long-Term Statewide Employment Projections
    by Industry 2006-2016 HTML PDF
  • Wyoming Statewide Long-Term Employment Projections, Industry Roll-Ups, 2006-2016 HTML PDF
  • Long-Term Industry Projections by Region (2004-2014)
    • Casper MSA Long-Term Industry Projections,
      2004-2014 HTML
    • Cheyenne MSA Long-Term Industry Projections,
      2004-2014 HTML
    • Central-Southeast Region Long-Term Industry Projections, 2004-2014 HTML
    • North-Central Region Long-Term Industry Projections, 2004-2014 HTML
    • Northeast Region Long-Term Industry Projections,
      2004-2014 HTML
    • Northwest Region Long-Term Industry Projections,
      2004-2014 HTML
    • Southwest Region Long-Term Industry Projections,
      2004-2014 HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Long-Term Employment Projections by Industry: 2004-2014 HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Long-Term Employment Projections, Industry Roll-Ups, 2004-2014 HTML
  • Long Term Industry Projections (2002-2012)
  • Wyoming Statewide Short Term Industry Employment Projections from Second Quarter 2005 (2005Q2) to Second Quarter 2007 (2007Q2) HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Short Term Industry Employment Projections from Second Quarter 2005 (2005Q2) to Second Quarter 2007 (2007Q2), Industry Roll-Ups HTML
  • Wyoming Statewide Short Term Industry Employment Projections (2004 - 2006) HTML
  • Wyoming Short-Term Occupational Projections,
    2003-2005 HTML
  • Wyoming Short-Term Occupational Projections,
    2000-2004 HTML Excel PDF
  • Short-Term Employment Projections 2003-2005
    • Wyoming Statewide PDF
    • Wyoming Rollups PDF
    • Casper MSA PDF
    • Central-Southeast Region (MSA) PDF
    • Cheyenne MSA PDF
    • Northeast Region PDF
    • Northwest Region PDF
    • Southwest Region PDF
  • Wyoming Occupational and Employment Projections
    (2000-2010)

Occupational Outlook 2010

  • Occupational Outlook: 2010 (Body) (PDF)
  • Occupational Outlook: 2010 (Appendixes only) (PDF)
  • Occupational Outlook: 2010 (Complete) (PDF)
  • Employment Outlook 2010 (PDF)

Outlook 2000 — Joint Economic & Demographic Forecast to 2008 HTML

Detailed Occupational Projections & Labor Supply HTML PDF

Wyoming Industry & Occupational Projections 1996-2006 HTML

 

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