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Sherry Wen, Principal Economist



Sherry Wen has been with Research & Planning since 1994.

She has a Master's degree in Resource Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics. She provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund projections, other UI funds projections, average UI tax rates, UI tax adjustment factors, maximum and minimum UI benefit amounts, taxable wage bases, and various analyses for UI legislative purposes. In 1997, she and her staff created a Wyoming UI profiling statistical model and have been providing updated information for this model since then. Sherry also supervises the following projects: various UI claims statistic reports, growing and declining industry reports, and UI profiling models.

At Research & Planning, her feature Wyoming Labor Force Trends research articles include: 

 

Wyoming Workforce Planning Report 2016. Chapter 4: Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase 22.9% in 2015 (04/16)

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase 22.9% in 2015 (03/16)

 

How Out-of-State Claimants Affect Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate (02/16)

 

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: What Proportion of Wyoming Workers Would be Eligible if They Lost Their Jobs? (09/15)

 

Wyoming New Business Formation in 2012 and 2013 (02/15)

 

Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments Show Recovery Slowed in 2013 (05/14)

 

Evaluating the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance System and Comparing it with the U.S. Average and Neighboring States (03/14)

 

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Expenses and Number of Recipients Decline in 2012 (05/13)

 

Small Businesses Play a Big Role in Wyoming's Economy (02/13)

 

New Business Formation Increases in Wyoming in 2010 and 2011 (11/12)

 

An Overview of Wyoming’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and Trust Fund Liability (11/11)

 

Recent Developments in Wyoming New Business Formation (11/10)

 

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments Reach Record High in 2009 (02/10)

 

Wyoming UI Claims Reach 22-Year High in First Quarter; Payments Hit All-Time High (06/09)


Wyoming’s New Business Formation in 2006 and 2007 (03/09)

 

A Study of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients and Exhaustees (09/08)

 

From Another Angle: Using Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients’ Historical Data to Understand the Wyoming Labor Supply Situation (02/08)

 

Wyoming’s New Business Formation in 2004 and 2005 (02/07)

 

Wyoming’s Seasonal Firms Face Challenge in Finding Workers (11/06)

 

Oil and Gas Production and the Relationship Between Prices and Employment in Wyoming (09/05)

 

New Firms, New Directions: Business Formation in Wyoming (1/05)

 

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Eligibility, 1993 and 2003, A Preliminary Report (2/04)

 

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims and Benefit Payments Reach 10-Year High in Fiscal Year 2003 (9/03)

 

Wyoming New Business Formation in 2000 and 2001 (1/03)

 

Thirty Years of Wyoming Employment and Wages (8/02)

 

Comparison of Unemployment Insurance Cost for Wyoming and Its Neighboring States (1/02)

 

Comparing Unemployment Insurance Statistics of Wyoming and Neighboring States (11/01)

 

Calculation of the State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Rate for Wyoming (3/01)

 

An Update on New Business Formation in Wyoming (1/01)

 

Re-Employment Experiences of Unemployment Insurance Claimants Part Two (5/00)

 

Re-Employment Experiences of Unemployment Insurance Claimants Part One (4/00)

 

Update: New Business Formation in Wyoming (1/99)

 

An Analysis of Wyoming's Employment Structure and Wage Component: A Survey of Conditions (9/98)

 

A Study of Wyoming's New Business Formation: A Continuation of the Article, "New Business Formation: An Economic Development Indicator" (4/97)

 

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Qualification

Part One: Industry Analysis (7/96)

 

Part Two: Gender and Age Analysis (8/96)

 

The Uses of Unemployment Insurance Claims Information (2/96)

 

New Business Formation: An Economic Development Indicator (6/95)

 

Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Economic Information for Policy Makers and the Public (4/95)

Sherry's joint Trends articles are:

Jobs Worked in Wyoming Rises by 7,000 in 2005 (12/05)

 

Wyoming Mining Industry: An In-Depth Analysis (4/98)

 

She also directed and joint-wrote the publication of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Profiling Model (3/97).

Other Publications:

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. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

 

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. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

 

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.

 

An Analysis of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Monetary Eligibility, 1993 and 2003 on Occasional Paper (An in-depth review of Wyoming Labor Market Information topics) No. 2, January 2005.

 

Telephone:

(307) 473-3812

Fax:

(307) 473-3834

E-mail:

sherry.wen@wyo.gov


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