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"Labor Market Information (LMI) 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.

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Monthly Publications

Wyoming Labor Force Trends

Monthly Unemployment Insurance Claims Reports

2024 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Welcome to the 2024 edition of the 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. Chapters in this report include:

  1. Continued Growth in Wyoming's Labor Market in 2023
  2. Wyoming Adds More Than 6,300 New Jobs in 2023
  3. Population Growth Strongest in Wyoming's Northern Counties
  4. Labor Force, Employment Reach 7-Year High in 2023
  5. Wyoming UI Claims, Benefits Paid Remain Low in 2023
  6. Wyoming Sees Continued Decline in Resident Workers in 2023
  7. Wyoming Again Trails U.S. in Post-Secondary Degrees in 2022
  8. New Short-Term Projections Show Job Growth for Wyoming
  9. Wyoming New Business Formation in 2021 and 2022
  10. Percentage of Jobs Offered Health Care Insurance Increases
  11. Fewer Teleworkers in Wyoming Compared to Surrounding States
  12. Employment and Wages by Employer Size Class for Private Industries in Wyoming in 2022
  13. Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Increase to 34 in 2022
  14. Highlights of the 2022 SOII Survey for Wyoming
  15. Just the Facts

Published June 25, 2024.

Licensed Occupations

Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2021

The 2023 Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming , 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. Forty-five licensing boards oversee the administration and enforcement of these licenses.

Requiring practitioners of some occupations to be licensed results in the assurance that these workers have a minimum level of education and competency, and also generally results in higher wages for workers in those occupations compared to those in many unlicensed occupations.

Published October 2023.

PDF (3.1 MB)



Wyoming Benefits Survey 2022

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services conducts the Wyoming Benefits Survey on a quarterly basis. This survey is designed to collect information about the types of benefits Wyoming employers offer their employees.

This publication examines the prevalence of employer-provided benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid leave in Wyoming during first quarter 2022. These benefits are analyzed in several ways: by full- and part-time employment status, employer size class, industry, and by Wyoming substate region.

PDF (3.9 MB)

Published August 2023.

Special Publication

COVID-19 and the Labor Force

How the Global Pandemic Affected Wyoming Workers

Using survey data collected through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey (CPS), this new report from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services looks at how the global pandemic impacted workers in Wyoming and the U.S.

Topics covered in this report include:

  • The number of individuals who were able to work remotely due
  • How many people were unable to work
  • Whether employees received pay for hours not worked
  • If the pandemic prevent individuals from looking for work
  • And more
Published March 23, 2022.

Special Publication

Another Decade Later

Tracking Wyoming's High School Seniors into Post-secondary Education and the Labor Market

A new publication from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services demonstrates R&P's ability to track Wyoming high school seniors into post-secondary education and the labor market.

The senior cohort for the academic year 2006/07 was used as an example throughout the publication. Key findings showed that 10 years after their senior year:

  • 78.7% had attended either college or a university
  • 39.8% earned a post-secondary award (certificate or degree)
  • 49.2% were found working in Wyoming
Published September 29, 2021.

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

This publication is intended to introduce the reader to the data available for Wyoming from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Gender Wage Gap

A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018

In 2017, the Wyoming joint labor, health, and social services interim and the joint minerals, business, and economic development interim committees requested the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services complete a study on the state’s gender wage gap (House Bill 0209). This report is an update to a similar report published in 2003.

Report: Update 2018 (PDF)

Appendix Materials (PDF)

Addendum (PDF)

Presentation: PowerPoint | PDF

House Bill 0209, 2017 (PDF)

2003 Report

Published October 5, 2018. Revised December 3, 2018.

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