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There were 1,682 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Wyoming in April 2019, 12.9% less than April 2018. This was the fewest new UI claims in the month of April dating back to 2001.
Statewide continued claims decreased by 24.1% and total unique claimants decreased by 16.7%.
UI Claims Data Webpage
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7% in March to 3.6% in April 2019. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its April 2018 level of 4.0% and the same as the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6%.
Published May 21, 2019.
Occupational staffing levels and wage rates for other states and the nation can be found HERE.
From third quarter 2017 to third quarter 2018, employment rose by 2,311 jobs (0.8%) and total payroll increased by $159.6 million (5.1%). The largest job gains occurred in mining (including oil & gas), construction, professional & business services, and health care & social assistance.
Quarterly News Release
2018Q3 Employment and Wage Tables
Published May 10, 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.
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.
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.
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