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Wyoming's Gender Wage Gap: A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018

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Sherry Wen, Principal Economist

Telephone: (307) 473-3812
Fax: (307) 473-3829
E-mail: sherry.wen@wyo.gov

Sherry has been with Research & Planning since 1994. She has a Master's degree in Resource Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics.

She provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund projections, other UI funds projections, average UI tax rates, UI tax adjustment factors, maximum and minimum UI benefit amounts, taxable wage bases, and various analyses for UI legislative purposes.

In 1997, she and her staff created a Wyoming UI profiling statistical model and have been providing updated information for this model since then. Sherry also supervises the following projects: various UI claims statistic reports, growing and declining industry reports, and UI profiling models.


Bibliography

Labor Market Research

Wen, S. (2018, May). Business Survival in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2018, March). Wyoming New Business Formation Declines During Recent Economic Downturn. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, March 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2017, May). Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop in Second Half of 2016. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2016, March). Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase 22.9% in 2015. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, March 2016. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2015, September). Unemployment Insurance Benefits: What Proportion of Wyoming Workers Would be Eligible if They Lost Their Jobs? Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2015. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2015, February). Wyoming New Business Formation in 2012 and 2013. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2015. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2014, May). Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments Show Recovery Slowed in 2013. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2014. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2014, March). Evaluating the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance System and Comparing it with the U.S. Average and Neighboring States. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, March 2014. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2013, May). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Expenses and Number of Recipients Decline in 2012. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2013. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2013, February). Small Businesses Play a Big Role in Wyoming's Economy. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2013. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2012, November). New Business Formation Increases in Wyoming in 2010 and 2011. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2012. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2011, November). An Overview of Wyoming’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and Trust Fund Liability. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2011. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2010, November). Recent Developments in Wyoming New Business Formation. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2010. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2010, February). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments Reach Record High in 2009. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2010. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2009, June). Wyoming UI Claims Reach 22-Year High in First Quarter; Payments Hit All-Time High. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, June 2009. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2009, March). Wyoming’s New Business Formation in 2006 and 2007. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, March 2009. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2008, September). A Study of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients and Exhaustees. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2008. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2008, February). From Another Angle: Using Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients’ Historical Data to Understand the Wyoming Labor Supply Situation.Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2008. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, (2007, February). Wyoming’s New Business Formation in 2004 and 2005. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2007. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2006, November). Wyoming’s Seasonal Firms Face Challenge in Finding Workers. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2006. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2005, September). Oil and Gas Production and the Relationship Between Prices and Employment in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2005. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2005, January). New Firms, New Directions: Business Formation in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 2005. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2004, February). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Eligibility, 1993 and 2003, A Preliminary Report. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2004. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2003, September). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims and Benefit Payments Reach 10-Year High in Fiscal Year 2003. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2003. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2003, January). Wyoming New Business Formation in 2000 and 2001. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 2003. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2002, August). Thirty Years of Wyoming Employment and Wages. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 2008. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2002, January). Comparison of Unemployment Insurance Cost for Wyoming and Its Neighboring States. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 2002. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2001, November). Comparing Unemployment Insurance Statistics of Wyoming and Neighboring States. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, November 2001. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2001, March). Calculation of the State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Rate for Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, March 2001. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2001, January). An Update on New Business Formation in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 2001. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2000, May). Re-Employment Experiences of Unemployment Insurance Claimants Part Two.Wyoming Labor Force Trends, May 2000. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (2000, April). Re-Employment Experiences of Unemployment Insurance Claimants Part One. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, April 2000. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1999, January). Update: New Business Formation in Wyoming. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 1999. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1998, September). An Analysis of Wyoming's Employment Structure and Wage Component: A Survey of Conditions. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 1998. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1997, April). A Study of Wyoming's New Business Formation: A Continuation of the Article, "New Business Formation: An Economic Development Indicator". Wyoming Labor Force Trends, April 1997. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1996, August). Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Qualification Part Two: Gender and Age Analysis. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, August 1996. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1996, July). Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Qualification Part One: Industry Analysis. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 1996. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1996, February). The Uses of Unemployment Insurance Claims Information. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, February 1996. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1995, June). New Business Formation: An Economic Development Indicator. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, June 1995. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Wen, S. (1995, April). Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Economic Information for Policy Makers and the Public. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, April 1995. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Sherry's joint Trends> articles are:

Bullard, D., Wen, S. (2005, December). Jobs Worked in Wyoming Rises by 7,000 in 2005. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, December 2005. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Detweiler, G., Wen, S. (1998, April). Wyoming Mining Industry: An In-Depth Analysis. Wyoming Labor Force Trends, April 1998. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

She also directed and co-wrote the publication of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Profiling Model> in March 1997.

Monthly Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report:

McGrath, C., and Wen, S. (2018, August). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. August 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2018, April). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. April 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2017, December). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. December 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2017, September). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. September 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2017, April). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. April 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2016, December). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. December 2016. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2016, September). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. September 2016. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Moore, M., and Wen, S. (2016, February). Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Claims Report. February 2016. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Other Publications:

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2018, June). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Faler, K., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Knapp, L., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2017, April). Manufacturing Workforce in Wyoming. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Gallagher, T. ,Glover, T., Halama, M., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2016, April). Wyoming Workforce Planning Report 2016. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Faler, K., Glover, T., Hammer, L., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2015, May). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2015. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2014, June). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2014. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Glover, W., Knapp, L., Leonard, D. W., Saulcy, S., & Wen, S. (2010, May). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2010. Casper, WY: Research & Planning.

Wen, S. An Analysis of Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Monetary Eligibility, 1993 and 2003 on Occasional Paper (An in-depth review of Wyoming Labor Market Information topics) No. 2, January 2005.