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Copyright 1998 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Covered Employment and Wages for First Quarter 1998

Source: ES-202 Report
Run Date: August 1998
Prepared: 09/18/98 by Nancy Brennan
Text by: Valerie A. Davis


Table 1 shows the levels of monthly employment by industry for the first quarter of 1998. Only Mining and Manufacturing had lower levels of employment in March than in both January and February.

As shown in Table 2, the three industries with the highest average monthly employment percent changes for the first quarter of 1998 were Construction (10.9%), Mining (8.1%) and Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate (FIRE, 4.9%). The three industries with the lowest average monthly employment percent changes were Federal Government (-0.9%), Transportation, Communications, & Public Utilities (TCPU, -0.7%) and Retail Trade (-0.4%).

For total payroll, Construction (16.3%), Wholesale Trade (9.2%) and Services (7.5%) were the industries with the largest percent gains. The industries with the biggest percent losses were FIRE (-8.1%) and Federal Government (-2.3%). The three industries with the highest average weekly wage percent changes were Wholesale Trade (6.0%), Retail Trade (5.2%) and Construction (4.9%). The three industries with losses in average weekly wage percent changes were FIRE (-12.4%), Mining (-4.8%) and Federal Government (-1.5%).

Wholesale Trade had the biggest numerical gain in average weekly wage ($32) from first quarter 1997 to first quarter 1998. Next in line came Construction ($22) and State Government ($16). FIRE, Mining and Federal Government had the greatest losses numerically in average weekly wages (-$78, -$45 and -$10, respectively) from 1997.

Sweetwater and Teton Counties had the highest numerical average monthly employment increases (783 and 740 employees, respectively) from first quarter 1997 to first quarter 1998 (see Table 3). The two highest percent increases in employees were in Big Horn County (9.1%) and Teton County (6.1%). Albany and Hot Springs Counties lost the most employees (-137 and -54, respectively). The two counties with the greatest percent losses of employees were Crook (-3.2%) and Hot Springs (-2.6%).

The two counties with the greatest gains in average weekly wages were Big Horn ($29) and Laramie ($23). Teton and Crook Counties had the greatest losses in average weekly wages (-$40 and -$25, respectively). The two counties with the greatest percent gains in average weekly wages were Big Horn (7.1%) and Laramie (5.5%). Teton and Crook Counties had the greatest percent losses in average weekly wages (-8.6% and -6.1%, respectively).

Total payroll for the first quarter of 1998 rose 3.9 percent from the previous year. This was less of a gain than the 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 1997. However, the average monthly employment increased 2.3 percent compared to 1.6 percent in 1997. These differences could be due to end-of-the-year bonuses and seasonal employment, typical for that time of year.


 
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