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BENEFITS

Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016

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Wyoming Benefits Survey 2016
(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Published February 2018.


Trends

November 2017

  • New from Research & Planning: Wyoming Benefits
    Survey 2016
  • Now Online: Wyoming Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2017
  • Wyo. Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.0% in
    September 2017
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and
    Research & Planning’s Internal Estimates, September 2017
  • State Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
  • State Unemployment Rates (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Economic Indicators
  • County Unemployment Rates
  • Unemployment Insurance Statistics

QCEW

Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming in Second Quarter 2017: Mining Adds Jobs


2017Q2 Employment and Wage Data

The latest employment and wage data for Wyoming from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) are now available from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Average monthly employment, total wages, and average weekly wage estimates for first quarter 2017 are available at the county and industry level.


Wyoming QCEW Summary Statistics by Industry: 2017Q3


Unemployment Insurance Claims

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, January 2018

Click here to view the report.

The total number of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming continued to decline in January 2018, down 27.4% (-1,044 claims) from January 2017. The number of initial claims has decreased from prior-year levels every month since September 2016.

Over the year, the number of unique claimants with continued claims decreased by 40.9% (-3,506 individuals). Total continued weeks claimed decreased by 31.2% (-9,045 weeks). The number of workers exhausting their UI benefits declined by 43.1% (-211 individuals).

UI Claims Data Webpage

Published February 12, 2018.

CFOI

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchanged from 2015 to 2016

News Release | 2016 Statistical Information |
CFOI Main Page

There were 34 occupational fatalities in Wyoming in 2016, the same number of fatalities that occurred in 2015.

In 2016, 10 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 29.4% of all deaths). Within that category, six deaths were in agriculture (17.6%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for 10 deaths (29.4%), with six deaths in transportation & warehousing (17.6%). There were three deaths each in construction (8.8%), professional & business services (8.8%), and government (8.8%).

Approximately two-fifths (41.2%) of workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents. From 2003-2016, transportation incidents made up 56.4% of all workplace deaths. Transportation incidents include highway crashes as well as incidents involving aircraft and other vehicles.

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Published December 19, 2017.

QCEW

Wyoming QCEW Summary Statistics by Industry: 2017Q2


OES

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2016 data updated to the September 2017 ECI Employment Cost Index).

See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.

Wyoming Wage Survey


Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.


QCEW

Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming in First Quarter 2017: Total Payroll Rises by $14 Million


2017Q1 Employment and Wage Data

The latest employment and wage data for Wyoming from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) are now available from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Average monthly employment, total wages, and average weekly wage estimates for first quarter 2017 are available at the county and industry level.


Earnings Tables

Wage Records in Wyoming

Demographics and Earnings of Persons Working in Wyoming by County, Industry, Age, & Gender, 2000-2016


Each year, the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services publishes detailed information on earnings and employment by industry and county of employment. The numbers of individuals working in each industry or county are based on employers’ quarterly wage and employment reports to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services; these are referred to as wage records. UI covered employment represents approximately 91.5% of Wyoming’s total wage and salary employment. Any individual who had wages in Wyoming at any time from 2000 to 2016 is included in the summary counts presented in this research. Each individual is counted only once.

By linking the Wage Records database with other administrative databases, such as the driver’s license file from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, R&P is able to identify demographic information for each county and industry, including number of persons working, average annual wages, average number of quarters worked, and average number of employers.

Published September 2017.


Commuting

Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 2017Q1

With Longitudinal County Data from 2008 to 2017

Of the 287,940 individuals working in Wyoming at any time during first quarter 2017 (2017Q1), more than one in five (21.3%) commuted from another county or state, according to the most recent turnover data from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Published September 2017.


Licensed Occupations

Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017

The Directory of Licensed Occupations in Wyoming 2017, 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.

Published September 2017.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist

Employment, Earnings, and Hours Worked Five Years Before and Five Years After Graduation by Programs of Study

This report introduces consumers to tabulations and interactive graphics of student outcomes and pre-graduation work experiences.

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services produces reports in tabular and interactive graphic form, and supporting documentation allowing customers to better understand a great deal more about the career pathways between work and education leading to a greater probability of success in their chosen field of study.

Click here.

Updated July 14, 2017.


Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Sub-State Occupational Projections 2014-2024

Map | Casper MSA | Cheyenne MSA |
Central-Southeast
| Northeast |
Northwest | Southwest

Tables run June 2017.

Health care


Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Update 2017 (PDF)

This publication examines demand and supply issues for the health care industry in Wyoming. It represents an update to the publication Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study, published in the fall of 2011.

Table of Contents (HTML)

  • Chapter Highlights and Key Findings
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Analysis of Wyoming’s Demographics and the Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 3: The Impact of Wyoming Postsecondary Graduates on Supply and Demand of Wyoming’s Health Care Workforce
  • Chapter 4: The Education and Career Pathways of Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Chapter 5: Analysis of Licensed Health Care Occupations
  • Chapter 6: State and Local Health Care Shortages
  • Chapter 7: Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Incidence Rates by Industry and Licensed Occupations
Updated June 13, 2017.

Publications

Manufacturing Workforce in Wyoming

Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW)

This report from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services addresses the question raised in state legislation enacted in spring 2017 regarding economic diversification. It addresses existing workforce strengths and deficiencies as they apply to manufacturing in Wyoming. This report also creates an inventory of those conditions.

Published May 2017.


Projections

Wyoming Short-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2018

Published April 2017.
by: David Bullard, Senior Economist

Wyoming is expected to lose 2,449 jobs from 2016 to 2018, according to the most recent short-term projections. Job losses are projected to occur in construction, mining (including oil & gas), government, wholesale trade, and retail trade. Job losses are expected to be partially offset by job gains in health care & social assistance and accommodation & food services.

(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)

Published April 18, 2017.

Turnover

Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q2

(PDF, 799 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published March 30, 2017.


New Hires

Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey Results, 2015

In 2015, Wyoming employers added an estimated 113,204 new hires: individuals who, during a particular quarter, started working for an employer he or she had not worked for since at least 1992, the first year for which R&P has wage records.

The New Hires Survey allows R&P to collect rich survey detail not previously available, such as occupation, rate of compensation, benefits, important job skills, employer satisfaction with a new hire’s skills, retention, and more. By linking New Hires Survey data to existing administrative databases, such as Unemployment Insurance Wage Records and Wyoming Department of Transportation driver’s license files, R&P is also able to identify new hires characteristics such as age and gender.


Turnover

Wyoming Turnover Report, 1992Q1 to 2016Q1

(PDF, 641 KB)

Click here to download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Published December 13, 2016.


OES

Private Sector and State Government Employment and Wages in Wyoming, May 2015

Published December 7, 2016.


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses


New: Commuting Report 2015Q4

Wyoming Intercounty Commuting Report, 1992Q1 to 2015Q4 (PDF)

This report includes sample tables and figures that provide readers with a better understanding of the commuting patterns for each Wyoming county, both in the most recent quarter for which data are available (2015Q4) and historically.

The tables and figures presented in this report provide just a sample of R&P’s innovative research capabilities. Commuting analysis has been or could be produced for a variety of sets of workers and job seekers, such as:

  • UI claimants
  • Youth
  • Older workers
  • Job seekers using DWS job search assistance
  • Recent college graduates

Published September 6, 2016.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Education and Employment and Wage Outcomes for University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community College Graduates, 2007/08 to 2014/15, in Wyoming and 11 Other States

This type of research helps inform students, jobseekers, educators, training providers, career counselors, and others of employment and wage trends for specific areas of study.

Published September 2, 2016.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program: A Workforce Outcomes Evaluation of a State Merit-Based Scholarship Initiative Using Administrative Records

This report is part of a larger effort to understand the impact of postsecondary education on workforce participation and career success.

Topics covered in this publication include:

    • The importance of age, gender, and seasonal opportunities in local markets
    • The range of career and family formation choices made in the years shortly after high school
    • How gender is associated with fields of academic pursuit and labor market outcomes
    • How different postsecondary financing strategies influence outcomes, including wages and retention
    • The utility value of hours worked in relation to outcome measures in Wyoming

Published July 2016.


Projections

Wyoming Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2014-2024

Published July 2016.

The latest long-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show very slow growth from 2014-2024. The industry projections suggest that the state will experience net growth of 4,327 jobs (1.5%) over the 10-year period.

  • Article
  • Wyoming Long-Term Industry Projections, 2014-2024
  • Wyoming Long-Term Occupational Projections, 2014-2024

(Article, tables, and figures prepared by David Bullard.)

Projections

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 Projections, 2015-2017


Impact Evaluation

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


Occasional Paper No. 8

The Education and Work Experience of Youth in Wyoming’s Counties

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Published February 2016.


OES

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) in Wyoming

NEW: Statewide, Regional, County, and MSA Data (estimates for Wyoming wages for May 2014 data updated to the September 2015 ECI Employment Cost Index) See note about wage updating used to calculate estimates.

Wyoming Wage Survey

Wages by Occupation-State/National Estimates (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)


Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.


Workforce-Education Connection (WE Connect)

Workforce Data Quality Initiative Report No. 1 for Wyoming: School Attendance and Employment, 2006 to 2013

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Published April 2015.



Education WE-Connect: Wyoming Secondary and Postsecondary Education Outcome


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