WYOMING NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT 
FINAL BENCHMARK 2008
EMPLOYMENT IN THOUSANDS 
DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - RESEARCH AND PLANNING 
(Prepared in Cooperation with U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) 
ANNUAL 
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC AVERAGE
TOTAL NONAG. WAGE & SALARY EMPLOYMENT 286.7 288.5 290.4 290.9 299.6 306.9 304.5 304.2 305.8 303.3 297.8 296.5 297.9
TOTAL PRIVATE 219.3 219.8 221.1 221.4 228.2 236.7 240.7 240.9 236.3 232.7 227.3 225.8 229.2
GOODS PRODUCING 63.9 63.6 63.9 64.6 66.9 68.7 70.3 71.1 70.2 70.4 69.0 66.2 67.4
Natural Resources & Mining   28.1 28.1 28.1 28.0 28.6 29.3 29.8 30.2 30.2 30.5 30.5 30.3 29.3
Mining                28.1 28.0 28.0 27.9 28.5 29.3 29.7 30.2 30.2 30.4 30.5 30.2 29.3
Oil & Gas Extraction 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.6
Mining except Oil & Gas   9.5 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.9 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.7
Coal Mining           6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.0 6.8
Support Activities for Mining 14.1 14.0 13.9 13.9 14.3 14.8 15.1 15.5 15.8 16.1 16.1 15.9 15.0
Support Actitivites for  Oil & Gas   10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.6 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.6 11.7 11.6 11.0
Construction           25.8 25.6 26.2 26.8 28.5 29.4 30.5 30.9 30.1 29.6 28.2 25.9 28.1
Construction of Buildings 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9
Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 9.3 9.0 9.2 8.7 9.6 9.8 10.4 10.7 10.4 10.1 9.3 7.7 9.5
Specialty Trade Contractors 11.9 12.0 12.3 13.3 14.0 14.5 14.9 15.0 14.7 14.5 14.0 13.4 13.7
Manufacturing          10.0 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9 10.3 10.3 10.0 10.0
Durable Goods         5.2 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.2
Non-Durable Goods     4.8 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.1 4.9 4.8
SERVICE PROVIDING 222.8 224.9 226.5 226.3 232.7 238.2 234.2 233.1 235.6 232.9 228.8 230.3 230.5
Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities 55.0 54.7 54.8 54.8 55.8 56.9 57.4 57.3 56.7 56.0 56.0 56.4 56.0
Wholesale Trade       8.8 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 5.9
Retail Trade          31.6 31.3 31.3 31.2 31.8 32.8 33.3 33.1 32.7 32.2 32.2 32.4 32.2
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.6
Food & Beverage Stores 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Grocery Stores        3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Gasoline Stations     4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.2
General Merchandise Stores 6.5 6.4 6.5 6.2 6.4 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.9 6.7
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
Transportation, Warehouse, & Utilities 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.8 14.9 14.9 15.0 14.8 14.6 14.6 14.8 14.7
Utilities             2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Transportation & Warehousing 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.2
Truck Transportation  4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4
Information            4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Financial Activities   11.4 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.6 11.6 11.6
Finance & Insurance 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4
Professional & Business Services 17.3 17.5 17.7 18.2 18.9 19.7 19.8 19.8 19.2 19.0 18.3 18.0 18.6
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 9.9
Architectural, Engineering & Rel. Services 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0
Management of Companies & Enterprises 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8
Administrative & Support & Waste Services 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.5 8.3 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.6 8.3 7.7 7.2 8.0
Educational & Health Services 24.0 24.4 24.4 24.3 24.3 24.1 24.1 24.2 25.0 25.3 25.2 25.1 24.5
Educational Services  2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5
Health Care & Social Assistance 21.3 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.8 22.1 22.1 22.1 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.5 22.0
Ambulatory Health Care Services 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2
Offices of Physicians 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Hospitals             3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5
Social Assistance     6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.2
Leisure & Hospitality 31.6 32.0 32.5 31.6 34.1 38.8 40.3 39.7 36.9 33.8 30.6 31.9 34.5
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.9 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.2 2.3 2.9
Accommodation & Food Services 29.2 29.6 30.0 29.1 31.2 35.2 36.5 36.1 33.7 31.0 28.4 29.6 31.6
Accommodation         10.7 11.0 11.1 10.5 12.0 14.9 15.7 15.2 13.5 11.6 9.7 10.8 12.2
Food Services & Drinking Places 18.5 18.6 18.9 18.6 19.2 20.3 20.8 20.9 20.2 19.4 18.7 18.8 19.4
Other Services         12.1 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.6 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.5
Repair & Maintenance 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Government              67.4 68.7 69.3 69.5 71.4 70.2 63.8 63.3 69.5 70.6 70.5 70.7 68.7
Federal Government    6.9 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.7 8.2 8.4 8.2 7.8 7.4 7.1 7.1 7.4
State Government      15.0 15.8 15.9 15.8 16.2 14.7 14.7 14.3 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.6 15.4
State Govt. Education 5.9 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.9 5.3 5.2 5.0 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1
Local Government      45.5 46.1 46.6 46.8 47.5 47.3 40.7 40.8 46.2 47.7 47.9 48.0 45.9
Local Govt Education  23.7 24.4 24.7 24.6 24.6 23.3 17.0 17.4 23.2 24.7 24.9 25.1 23.1
Hospitals             6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.4
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