New Wyoming Long- and Short-Term Occupational Projections by Industry Now Available

The number of jobs in Wyoming is projected to grow by 47,491 (17.6%) from 2010 to 2020, according to the latest occupational projections from the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

The latest occupational projections by industry include short-term projections from 2010 to 2012 and long-term projections from 2010-2020. In addition to projected growth, the projections also include annual openings due to permanent exits from Wyoming's labor force. Permanent exits are attributed to factors such as relocation, withdrawal from the market to care for a family member, retirement, or death.

These projections include detailed information about occupations in particular industries and at the sub-state area level. For example, the health care and social assistance industry is projected to add 1,303 new registered nurses from 2010 to 2020. Also, Wyoming's northeast region is projected to add 223 general & operations managers during this period.

Last modified by Phil Ellsworth.