Total unemployment insurance (UI) covered payroll increased by $65.7 million (2.1%) in third quarter 2013. Employment rose by 1,269 jobs (0.4%) and average weekly wage increased by $14 (1.7%). In third quarter, employment grew faster than its five year average (0.4% compared to -0.6%), total wages grew faster than their five-year average (2.1% compared to 1.1%), and average weekly wage grew marginally faster than its five year average (1.7% compared to 1.6%). Job losses in the mining sector (including oil & gas; -729 jobs, or -2.7%) were much smaller than in second quarter (-1,469 jobs, or -5.3%) and overall job growth was slightly better than in second quarter.
Despite the recent growth, overall employment remained approximately 8,450 jobs (2.9%) below its third quarter 2008 level. In short, the state has yet to make up all the job losses of 2009 and 2010.
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Total Wages, Average Monthly Employment, and Average Monthly Wage Changes for Wyoming by Year/Quarter: 2004Q4 to 2013Q4
Females were paid an average of approximately 60 cents for every dollar paid to males across all industries in Wyoming in 2013. This gender wage gap has remained relatively consistent since 2011.
The most recent earnings tables by county, industry, age, and gender (2000 to 2013) are now available from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
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The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3% in January to 4.2% in February. Wyoming’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point since December 2008, when it was 3.9%. Unemployment remained well below its year-ago level of 4.8% and was significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased, rising by 1,639 individuals (0.6%) from January to February.
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- Local Jobs and Payroll in Wyoming: Modest Improvement in Job Growth in Third Quarter 2013
- Total Wages, Average Monthly Employment, and Average Monthly Wage Changes for Wyoming by Year/Quarter: 2004Q4 to 2013Q4
- Gender Wage Gap Stays Near 60% for Third Straight Year in 2013
- Persons Working in Jobs Covered by Wyoming State Unemployment Insurance, Fourth Quarter 2013
- Quarterly Turnover Statistics by Industry, Third Quarter 2013
- Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2% in February 2014
- Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning's Short-Term Projections, February 2014
- Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
- Economic Indicators
- Wyoming Total Nonfarm Employment
- Selected U.S. Employment Data
- Multiple Jobholders
- Discouraged Workers
- Part-Time for Economic Reasons
- Consumer Price Index
- Wyoming Building Permits
- Baker Hughes Rig Count
- Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
- Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims
- Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims
- Map of Wyoming Regions, Counties, and County Seats with County Unemployment Rates