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2020 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

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Growing and Declining Industries for Wyoming

Published May 6, 2021.




Growing Industries in Wyoming, 2020Q4

Table 1: Growing Industries Report for Wyoming, Fourth Quarter 2020a
Employment (Current Quarter) Employment (Prior Quarter) Growing Industries
Over-the-Year Change   Over-the-Year Change  
Subsectora (3-Digit NAICSb) Sector (2-Digit NAICS) 2020Q4 2019Q4 N Q 2020Q3 2019Q3 N % Average % Changec Average Weekly Wage
Crop production (111) Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 558 525 33 6.3 669 607 62 10.2 8.2 $759
Building material and garden supply stores (444) Retail Trade (44-45) 3,697 3,409 288 8.4 3,787 3,424 363 10.6 9.5 $674
General merchandise stores (452) Retail Trade (44-45) 5,837 5,317 520 9.8 5,780 5,477 303 5.5 7.7 $526
Couriers and messengers (492) Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 1,411 1,192 219 18.4 1,161 1,035 126 12.2 15.3 $896
National security and international affairs (928) Public administration (92) 1,334 1,224 110 9.0 1,288 1,204 84 7.0 8.0 $1,300
Total Total 12,836 11,666 1,170 10.0 12,683 11,747 936 8.0 9.0 $700
aIncludes both public and privately owned firms.
bNorth American Industry Classification System. 
cThe percentage for average change is the employment-weighted average percentage change of the current and prior quarters (employment change current quarter + employment change prior quarter) divided by the employment for the current and prior quarters (employment current quarter + employment prior quarter).
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
The average weekly wage is calculated by dividing the total wage for the industry group by the total number of jobs for the industry group and the number of weeks in the observed quarter. Please be aware that average weekly wages at the industry group level are suceptible to wage bias due to sample size, occupational distributions, seasonal pay and bonuses, and keying error.
The average weekly wage for all growing industries in 2020Q4 was $700.
Prepared by M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 5/5/21.