Bucking horse and rider

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Research & Planning
444 W. Collins Dr.
Suite 3100
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 473-3807

Email link

"Labor Market Information (LMI) is an applied science; it is the systematic collection and analysis of data which describes and predicts the relationship between labor demand and supply." The States' Labor Market Information Review, ICESA, 1995, p. 7.

2022 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

The Federal Government reserves a paid-up, nonexclusive and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use for federal purposes: i) the copyright in all products developed under the grant, including a subgrant or contract under the grant or subgrant; and ii) any rights of copyright to which the recipient, subrecipient or a contractor purchases ownership under an award (including but not limited to curricula, training models, technical assistance products, and any related materials). Such uses include, but are not limited to, the right to modify and distribute such products worldwide by any means, electronically or otherwise. Federal funds may not be used to pay any royalty or license fee for use of a copyrighted work, or the cost of acquiring by purchase a copyright in a work, where the Department has a license or rights of free use in such work, although they may be used to pay costs for obtaining a copy which is limited to the developer/seller costs of copying and shipping. If revenues are generated through selling products developed with grant funds, including intellectual property, these revenues are program income. Program income must be used in accordance with the provisions of this grant award and 2 CFR 200.307.

Research & Planning Staff

Brought to you by: Research & Planning, part of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Back to Staff Directory

Laura Yetter, Senior Economist

Telephone: (307) 473-3837
Fax: (307) 473-3834
Email: laura.yetter2@wyo.gov 

Laura Yetter finished her master of science degree in economics from the University of Wyoming in 2006. Her master’s thesis was published in the Journal of Public Finance in 2007, and she has worked in many different industries such as health care, taxation, energy, public utilities, and now in workforce services as an economic research analyst and/or principal statistician since finishing her M.S.

A Wyoming native, Laura was in Laramie for six years for her undergraduate and graduate studies, and then worked in Cheyenne until she moved to Casper three years ago. She joined Research & Planning in February 2021 as a senior economist. Laura has focused on workplace safety projects and research, unemployment claims, and employment projections in her short time with R&P. When Laura isn’t at work analyzing this subject or that, you can find her outdoors mountain biking, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and always walking with her dogs. After twenty-one years of being a “dog mom”, Laura and her partner Mathies are expecting their first child in October. The dogs will be the “furry siblings” always.



Labor Market Information

Wyoming Labor Force Trends

Yetter, L. (2021, April). New short-term industry and occupational projections. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 58(4). Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.


Monthly Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report:

Moore, M., Wen, S., and Yetter, L. (2021, August). Initial, Continued Claims Continue to Decline. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, July 2021. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., Wen, S., and Yetter, L. (2021, July). Continued Claims Down More than 80% from Prior-Year. Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report, June 2021. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.


Other Publications

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Kofoed, A., McGrath, C., Moore, M., Wen, S., and Yetter, L. (2021, June). 2021 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.