Higher Wages and More Work: Impact Evaluation of a State-Funded Incumbent Worker Training Program

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has undertaken an impact evaluation of the Wyoming Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF) as part of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative grant. For this research, R&P sought to answer these questions:

  • Do WDTF participants earn higher wages after training than they would without training?
  • Do trained workers remain in the workforce longer?

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Employment and Wage Change for Selected Industries in Wyoming, 2005Q3-2015Q3

Employment and wages in Wyoming continued to decline from year-ago levels in third quarter 2015 (2015Q3), according to the most recent data from the Unemployment Insurance employer payroll tax system. This is the first time that total wages, average monthly employment, and average weekly wage decreased from prior-year levels for consecutive quarters since the state’s economic downturn of 2009Q1 to 2010Q1.


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January 2016,
Vol. 53 No. 1

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