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Initial claims decreased by 15.8% from February 2018 to February 2019.
The total number of unique claimants with continued claims decreased by 18.7%, while the total number of continued weeks claimed decreased by 21.5%.
UI Claims Data Webpage
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.1% in December to 4.0% in January. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was the same as the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.0%.
Published March 12, 2019.
Wyoming is projected to add more than 5,000 jobs from 2018 to 2020, according to the most recent short-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.
From second quarter 2017 to second quarter 2018, employment rose by 2,271 jobs (0.8%) and total payroll increased by $115.6 million (3.7%). Job growth was seen in many different sectors.
Quarterly News Release
2018Q2 Employment and Wage Tables
Published February 8, 2019.
This publication is intended to introduce the reader to the data available for Wyoming from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Published January 2019.
News Release | 2017 Tables and Figures |
CFOI Main Page
The number of occupational fatalities in Wyoming fell from 34 in 2016 to 20 in 2017 (a decrease of 14 deaths, or 41.2%). In 2017, occupational fatalities were at their lowest level since 2009.
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)
Presentation: PowerPoint | PDF
House Bill 0209, 2017 (PDF)
Published October 5, 2018.
Revised December 3, 2018.
Nearly one in four (22.5%) persons working in Wyoming in 2018Q1 commuted from another county or state.
Published December 2018.
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. Any individual who had wages in Wyoming at any time from 2000 to 2017 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 October 2018.
In 2016, Wyoming employers added an estimated 107,180 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.
Published October 2018.
The latest long-term projections from the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show growth from 2016-2026. The industry projections suggest that the state will experience a net growth of 25,894 jobs (9.4%) over the 10-year period.
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.
Published June 2018.
Presentation: Inside the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report
Presented at the 2018 Safety & Workforce Summit, Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 20, 2018
by Michael Moore, EditorResearch & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
From fourth quarter 2016 to fourth quarter 2017, employment rose by 1,149 jobs (0.4%), and total payroll increased by $161.9 million (5.2%).
Job gains were seen in mining (including oil & gas; 2,279 jobs, or 12.5%), accommodation & food services (380 jobs, or 1.2%), manufacturing (378 jobs, or 4.1%), real estate & rental & leasing (318 jobs, or 8.1%), transportation & warehousing (228 jobs, or 2.4%), and professional & technical services (221 jobs, or 2.5%). Employment fell in retail trade (-987 jobs, or –3.2%), construction (-886 jobs, or –4.3%), and local government (including public schools, colleges, & hospitals; -839 jobs, or –1.8%).
Employment grew in 11 counties and declined in 12 counties. Total payroll rose in 22 counties and fell in Carbon County.
2017Q4 Employment and Wage Tables
Published August 10, 2018.
Published February 2018.
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.
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.
Updated July 14, 2017.
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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.
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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.
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.
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:
Published July 2016.
Published February 2016.
Published April 2015.
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