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Research & Planning

Lisa Knapp, Senior Research Analyst  


Lisa received her Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology from Montana State University-Billings in 2001. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Demography from Utah State University in 2004. She worked as a research analyst for Job Service North Dakota for one year where she ran the Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) and Current Employment Statistics (CES) programs. In 2006 Lisa began work with Research & Planning. Her research interests include migration, issues affecting healthcare and healthcare personnel, aging populations, and multiple job holding.   

Labor Market Publications  

Knapp, L. (2016, August) Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(8).

Knapp, L., & Moore, M. (2016, October). Wyoming Benefits Survey 2015. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Gallagher, T., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2016, April). "Wyoming Workforce Planning Report 2016." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(4).

Knapp, L., & Moore, M. (2016, February). Wyoming Benefits Survey 2014: Appendix. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2015, December). Benefits survey 2014: Fewer jobs offered access to benefits. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(12).

Knapp, L. (2015, November). WE Connect, Part 5: Wyoming high school students' postsecondary enrollment and awards. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(11).

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Faler, K., Glover, T., Hammer, L., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M. & Wen, S. (2015, May) Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2015. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2015, February). Wyoming Benefits Survey 2013. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Knapp, L., & Moore, M. (2014, July). Training for what? Using New Hires Survey data to identify training opportunities. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 51(7).

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M. & Wen, S. (2014, June) Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2014. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., & Manning, P. (2014, Spring). Teacher Salaries in Wyoming: Competitive Enough to Retain the Best? Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2014, February). What do employers want? Part 2: Evidence from the New Hires Survey for health care. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 51(2).

Knapp, L. (2013, November). What do Wyoming employers want? Evidence from the New Hires Survey. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 50(11).

Bullard, D., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., & Moore, M. (2013, Fall). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee and the Joint Education Interim Committee. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., & Moore, M. (2012, Fall). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Education Committee. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Knapp, L., & Moore, M. (2012, August). Wyoming new hires in 2011, part 2: Examining the demographics of new hires. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(8).

Knapp, L. (2012, June). Even during an economic downturn, Wyoming employers continued to hire new workers. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(6).

Glover, W., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., Manning, P., & Moore, M. (2011, December). Occasional Paper No. 6. Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study.

Knapp, L. (2011, July). Training needs for Wyoming's manufacturing industry. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(7).

Jones, S.D., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., Manning, P., & Saulcy, S. (2011, May). Occasional Paper No. 5. ARRA Labor Market Dynamics: An Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment: Act of 2009 as it Pertains to the Wyoming Department of Employment Research & Planning Section and the Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Consortium.

Knapp, L. (2011, February). Survey captures data on Wyoming new hires. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(2).

Knapp, L. (2011, January). Examining benefits in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(1).

Knapp, L. (2010, May). Older Adults in the Workforce: Retention Issues. Presented at the 2009 Wyoming Conference on Aging. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Glover, W., Knapp, L., Leonard, D. W., Saulcy, S., & Wen, S. (2010, May). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2010. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2009, December). Comparing results of 2006, 2008 succession planning surveys. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 46(12).

Bullard, D., & Knapp, L. (2009, June). Wyoming Benefits Survey 2009. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Ellsworth, P., Jones, S. D., Knapp, L., Leonard, D. W., & Saulcy, S. (2009). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2009. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2008, December). Factors that influence job changing: An examination of demographic differences. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 45(12).

Harris, M.A., Knapp, L., & Leonard, D. W. (2008, October). 2008 Succession Planning Report: A Survey of Employees. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.

Harris, M.A., Jones, S.D., Knapp, L., & Leonard, D.W. (2008, August). Retention of Nurses in Wyoming. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Ellsworth, P., Harris, M.A., Jones, S.D., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., & Szuch, A. (2008, May). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.

Cowan, C., Jones, S.D., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W. & Saulcy, S. (2008, March). Nurses in Demand: A Statement of the Problem. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.

Knapp, L. (2008, March). Excerpt from Wyoming benefits survey. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 45(3).

Knapp, L. (2007, February). The effect of average weekly wages on multiple jobholding in Wyoming: A comparison of industries.   WyomingLabor Force Trends 44(2).  

Knapp, L. (2007, June).  Multiple jobholder tables by county now online. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 44(6).  

Gallagher, T., Harris, M., Jones, S., Knapp, L., Leonard, D., & Saulcy, S. (2006). Worker retention and factors associated with retirement. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.  
Knapp, L. (2006, April). Excerpt from wages and benefits in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 43(4).  

Hauf, D., Leonard, D., & Knapp, L. (2006).  Wages and Benefits in Wyoming. Casper: Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning.  

Professional Training Received:  

* Grant Writing
* SAS Programming I  
* SAS Programming II  
* Visual FoxPro  
* Microsoft Access  

Contact Information:  

Phone: 307.473.3835  
Fax: 307.473.3834  
Email: lisa.knapp@wyo.gov


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