In 2014, Wyoming employers added an estimated 110,104 new hires, according to the most recent New Hires Survey Estimates from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. A new hire is defined as someone hired by a firm for which he or she had not worked since at least 1992, the earliest year for which R&P has unemployment insurance wage records. This means that an individual could appear in these estimates more than once, if he or she was hired by more than one employer for which they had not previously worked.
Of those 110,104 new hires, 83.5% were hired for jobs that required a high school diploma or less, 7.1% were hired for jobs that required a postsecondary non-degree award or some college, 2.0% were hired for jobs requiring an associate’s degree, and 7.3% were hired for jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The most frequently occuring new hires occupations requiring some education beyond a high school diploma were truck drivers, heavy & tractor trailer (postsecondary non-degree award), which had an estimated 4,482 new hires and an average hourly wage of $19.00, and general & operations managers (bachelor’s degree), which had an estimated 1,168 new hires and an average hourly wage of $31.21.