WYOMING NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT 
FINAL BENCHMARK 1990-2015 - PRELIMINARY BENCHMARK 2016
EMPLOYMENT IN THOUSANDS 
DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - RESEARCH AND PLANNING 
(Prepared in Cooperation with U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) 
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TOTAL NONAG. WAGE & SALARY EMPLOYMENT 198.5 203.1 205.6 210.4 216.9 219.4 221.2 224.6 228.3 233.1 239.4 245.4 247.9 250.0 255.4 263.9 277.4 289.1 297.9 285.8 282.5 286.9 289.9 290.5 294.3 292.3 280.8
TOTAL PRIVATE 143.3 147.4 148.8 153.2 158.7 161.6 163.0 166.5 169.9 173.7 178.6 183.9 185.3 186.6 190.9 198.8 211.9 222.0 229.2 215.4 211.1 214.9 217.5 218.6 223.1 221.0 209.4
GOODS PRODUCING 37.8 38.8 37.8 38.8 40.8 40.5 40.3 42.2 42.9 43.5 45.3 47.9 47.3 47.1 48.8 53.2 60.6 64.1 67.4 58.4 56.2 57.7 58.6 58.0 60.9 57.0 49.2
Natural Resources & Mining   16.2 16.6 15.9 15.7 16.1 15.2 15.3 16.2 16.2 15.5 16.3 18.4 17.9 18.3 20.2 22.7 26.6 27.4 29.3 25.5 25.2 27.4 27.8 26.7 27.4 23.9 18.8
Mining                15.8 16.3 15.6 15.4 15.8 14.9 15.1 16.0 16.0 15.2 16.2 18.3 17.8 18.1 20.1 22.7 26.5 27.3 29.3 25.4 25.1 27.4 27.7 26.6 27.4 23.9 18.8
Oil & Gas Extraction 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.6
Mining except Oil & Gas   7.2 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.7 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.1 7.2 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.7 8.7 9.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.9 10.0 9.6 9.4 9.5 8.5
Coal Mining           4.3 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.9 6.3 6.8 7.1 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.6 5.8
Support Activities for Mining 4.9 5.1 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.5 5.4 5.7 5.2 6.3 7.7 7.1 7.5 9.2 11.1 13.7 13.8 15.0 11.6 11.3 13.2 13.2 12.5 13.4 10.2 6.6
Support Actitivites for  Oil & Gas   3.2 3.6 2.9 3.1 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.5 3.8 3.5 4.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 6.3 7.7 9.5 10.2 11.0 8.9 8.5 9.8 10.0 9.4 10.0 8.0 5.4
Construction           12.5 13.1 12.6 13.5 14.8 15.2 14.9 15.8 16.5 17.8 18.5 19.5 19.9 19.5 19.2 20.7 23.9 26.6 28.1 23.9 22.3 21.1 21.5 21.9 23.7 23.3 21.2
Construction of Buildings 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.2 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.1
Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 4.0 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.2 5.8 7.3 9.0 9.5 7.4 7.2 6.4 6.5 6.0 7.2 6.3 5.2
Specialty Trade Contractors 6.0 6.0 5.9 6.5 7.1 7.5 7.2 7.8 8.1 8.5 8.9 9.5 9.8 9.7 10.0 10.5 11.8 12.7 13.7 12.1 11.3 11.1 11.3 12.0 12.6 12.8 11.8
Manufacturing          9.1 9.1 9.4 9.6 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.0 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.7 10.2 10.2 10.0 9.1 8.7 9.1 9.3 9.5 9.8 9.7 9.2
Durable Goods         4.2 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.2 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.1
Non-Durable Goods     4.9 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.1
SERVICE PROVIDING 160.7 164.3 167.8 171.6 176.0 178.8 180.9 182.4 185.4 189.6 194.1 197.5 200.7 203.0 206.6 210.8 216.7 225.0 230.5 227.4 226.3 229.3 231.3 232.4 233.4 235.3 231.6
Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities 41.6 42.0 42.6 43.3 43.8 44.0 44.8 45.4 45.8 46.7 48.1 48.6 48.5 48.4 49.3 50.7 52.6 55.2 56.0 53.5 51.9 52.6 53.4 54.1 55.0 55.9 53.8
Wholesale Trade       5.2 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.4 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.3 7.8 8.2 8.7 9.1 8.7 8.5 8.8 9.2 9.2 9.5 9.5 8.6
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.7 5.0 5.5 5.9 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.0 5.3
Retail Trade          24.9 25.3 25.9 26.3 27.1 27.5 28.0 28.3 28.6 29.1 30.1 30.3 30.1 29.9 30.0 30.4 30.9 32.0 32.2 30.7 29.5 29.2 29.5 29.7 29.8 30.8 30.7
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.5
Food & Beverage Stores 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.9
Grocery Stores        4.8 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.2
Gasoline Stations     3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8
General Merchandise Stores 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.4 6.5
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Transportation, Warehouse, & Utilities 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.1 10.9 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.4 11.6 11.4 11.3 11.6 11.9 12.6 13.5 14.5 14.7 14.1 13.9 14.6 14.8 15.2 15.7 15.6 14.6
Utilities             2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Transportation & Warehousing 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.4 8.2 8.6 8.7 8.7 9.1 9.5 9.3 9.2 9.5 9.7 10.4 11.2 12.0 12.2 11.6 11.5 12.1 12.3 12.7 13.2 13.1 12.0
Truck Transportation  3.9 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.6 3.7
Information            3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7
Financial Activities   7.9 7.9 8.0 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.8 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.5 10.0 10.2 10.5 10.8 11.1 11.4 11.6 11.2 10.8 10.7 10.8 11.2 11.3 11.1 10.8
Finance & Insurance 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.8 6.8 6.8 7.0 7.0 7.2 7.1 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.6 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.0
Professional & Business Services 8.9 9.5 9.8 10.3 11.0 11.7 12.0 12.6 13.5 14.5 14.7 15.7 15.6 15.5 15.3 15.8 17.1 18.4 18.6 17.3 17.2 17.8 18.0 18.1 18.4 18.5 17.7
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.5 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.6 7.0 7.1 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.7 8.2 9.0 9.5 9.9 9.3 9.1 9.0 9.2 9.3 9.5 9.4 8.9
Architectural, Engineering & Rel. Services 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.1
Management of Companies & Enterprises 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9
Administrative & Support & Waste Services 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.1 5.4 5.7 6.0 6.6 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.5 6.9 6.8 7.2 8.0 8.0 7.3 7.2 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.1 7.9
Educational & Health Services 12.9 14.0 14.5 15.0 15.9 16.6 16.7 16.9 17.3 17.6 18.3 19.3 19.9 20.8 21.5 22.1 22.6 23.3 24.5 25.7 26.4 26.7 26.6 26.9 26.9 27.1 27.6
Educational Services  1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.8 3.2 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9
Health Care & Social Assistance 11.6 12.5 13.1 13.5 14.5 15.1 15.2 15.4 15.7 15.9 16.4 17.4 18.0 18.8 19.4 19.8 20.2 21.0 22.0 22.9 23.2 23.6 23.8 23.9 24.1 24.3 24.8
Ambulatory Health Care Services 3.9 4.2 4.1 4.4 4.6 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.3 6.6 7.0 7.3 7.4 7.7 7.9 8.2 8.4 8.7 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.0
Offices of Physicians 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3
Hospitals             2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 2.4 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5
Social Assistance     2.6 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.4 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.7 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.4
Leisure & Hospitality 23.8 24.5 25.0 26.3 27.4 28.8 29.2 28.9 28.9 29.6 30.0 29.6 30.3 30.8 31.5 32.0 32.6 33.5 34.5 32.9 32.6 33.1 33.9 34.6 35.4 36.2 35.4
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2
Accommodation & Food Services 22.0 22.6 23.1 24.2 25.3 26.6 27.3 27.0 27.0 27.5 27.8 27.4 27.8 28.2 28.8 29.4 29.8 30.6 31.6 30.2 29.9 30.3 31.1 31.7 32.4 33.0 32.2
Accommodation         8.7 9.1 9.0 9.2 9.6 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.5 10.8 11.0 11.4 11.6 12.2 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.9 12.0 11.7
Food Services & Drinking Places 13.3 13.5 14.1 15.0 15.7 16.6 17.3 17.0 16.9 17.1 17.4 17.1 17.6 17.6 18.1 18.3 18.5 19.1 19.4 18.8 18.6 19.0 19.6 20.2 20.5 21.0 20.5
Other Services         6.7 6.9 7.3 7.7 8.0 8.3 8.0 8.1 8.6 8.7 9.1 9.3 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.9 11.2 12.1 12.5 12.4 12.2 12.5 12.4 11.9 11.5 11.6 11.2
Repair & Maintenance 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.7 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.7 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.3
Government              55.3 55.8 56.8 57.2 58.2 57.8 58.1 58.1 58.5 59.4 60.8 61.5 62.7 63.5 64.5 65.1 65.4 67.1 68.7 70.4 71.4 72.1 72.3 71.9 71.2 71.2 71.4
Federal Government    7.6 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.5 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.8 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.5
State Government      13.6 13.9 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.7 14.0 14.5 14.8 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.5 15.4 15.3 15.5 15.7 15.8 15.7 15.5 15.6 15.4
State Govt. Education 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.7 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.2
Local Government      34.1 34.5 35.6 35.8 36.9 36.7 37.4 37.5 37.9 38.8 39.6 40.1 40.7 41.0 41.5 42.2 42.9 44.3 45.9 47.3 47.7 48.7 49.0 48.8 48.4 48.3 48.5
Local Govt Education  18.6 19.0 19.3 19.5 19.8 19.8 19.9 20.2 20.4 21.1 21.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 21.1 21.3 21.7 22.4 23.1 23.8 24.3 25.0 25.2 24.9 25.0 24.9 24.9
Hospitals             4.2 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.5
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