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Wyoming Employment and Payroll: Job Growth in First Quarter 2022

From first quarter 2021 to first quarter 2022, Wyoming added 6,990 jobs (2.7%) and total payroll rose by $450.6 million (14.3%). Despite the recent job growth, employment has not fully returned to pre-pandemic levels. Total employment in first quarter 2022 was down approximately 6,500 jobs from first quarter 2020.

In first quarter 2022, the largest growth occurred in leisure & hospitality (2,721 jobs, or 8.5%), mining (including oil & gas; 1,322 jobs, or 9.3%), retail trade (944 jobs, or 3.3%), professional & business services (884 jobs, or 4.8%), and construction (689 jobs, or 3.8%). Those job gains were partially offset by job losses in state government (-317 jobs, or –2.6%), health care & social assistance (-249 jobs, or –1.0%), local government (-114 jobs, or –0.3%), and federal government (-114 jobs, or –1.6%). Job gains were seen in 16 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Teton County added 1,445 jobs (7.3%) and its total payroll rose by $100.1 million (31.0%). Leisure & hospitality grew by more than 700 jobs and smaller job gains were seen in construction, professional & technical services, real estate & rental & leasing, retail trade, administrative & waste services, and educational services.

Natrona County gained 1,380 jobs (3.9%) and its total payroll increased by $63.4 million (15.0%). The largest job gains occurred in leisure & hospitality (more than 450 jobs), mining (including oil & gas; approximately 200 jobs), and construction (approximately 200 jobs). Employment also rose in manufacturing, wholesale trade, real estate & rental & leasing, professional & technical services, and retail trade. Job losses were seen in transportation & warehousing and health care & social assistance.

Employment in Campbell County rose by 934 jobs (4.2%) and its total payroll increased by $47.9 million (15.3%). Growth was seen in mining (including oil & gas), leisure & hospitality, administrative & waste services, construction, and health care & social assistance. Employment fell in local government and transportation & warehousing.

Albany County grew by 750 jobs (4.8%) and its total payroll rose by $13.9 million (8.3%). Leisure & hospitality added nearly 300 jobs and smaller job gains were seen in retail trade and professional & business services.

Employment in Laramie County rose by 682 jobs (1.5%) and its total payroll grew by $66.8 million (12.2%). The largest job growth occurred in leisure & hospitality (nearly 500 jobs). Substantial growth was also seen in retail trade, local government, professional & technical services, construction, and wholesale trade.

Converse County added 400 jobs (7.2%) and its total payroll grew by $12.6 million (17.6%). Mining (including oil & gas) added approximately 200 jobs and growth was also seen in transportation & warehousing, leisure & hospitality, retail trade, manufacturing, and administrative & waste services.

Employment in Fremont County rose by 342 jobs (2.4%) and its total payroll increased by $13.0 million (8.3%). The largest job gains occurred in local government, leisure & hospitality, manufacturing, and retail trade. Employment fell in health care & social assistance, state government, and federal government.

Carbon County lost 292 jobs (-4.5%) but its total payroll rose by $29.0 million (32.8%). Large job losses occurred in construction, and smaller job losses were seen in state government, health care & social assistance, federal government, and real estate & rental & leasing.

Visit our website at https://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/22Q1_QCEW/toc.htm for detailed tables for each county.

Employment and wages data for second quarter 2022 are scheduled to be published on November 4, 2022.



Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Research & Planning

August 12, 2022

Contacts:
David Bullard, Senior Economist, 307-473-3810
Carola Cowan, BLS Programs Supervisor, 307-473-3804


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