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Wyoming QCEW Summary Statistics by County of Employment, 2001-2023

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Sweetwater County, 2023Q3

Average Monthly Employment: 21,085

Total Wages: $346,496,465

Average Weekly Wage: $1,264

Published February 2024.

Table: Over-the-Year Change in Average Monthly Employment, Total Wages, and Average Weekly Wage in Sweetwater County, WY, 2001Q1-2023Q3
Published February 2024.
Average Monthly Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage
Year/Quarter N % Change $ % Change $ % Change
2001Q1 18,319 $161,517,002   $678
2001Q2 18,986 $168,337,700   $682
2001Q3 18,861 $165,002,428   $673
2001Q4 19,253 $178,464,609   $713
2002Q1 18,167 -0.8 $161,951,012 0.3 $686 1.1
2002Q2 18,543 -2.3 $171,705,426 2.0 $712 4.4
2002Q3 18,827 -0.2 $166,338,440 0.8 $680 1.0
2002Q4 18,748 -2.6 $175,203,144 -1.8 $719 0.8
2003Q1 18,581 2.3 $171,213,624 5.7 $709 3.4
2003Q2 19,530 5.3 $183,395,929 6.8 $722 1.4
2003Q3 19,769 5.0 $179,198,318 7.7 $697 2.6
2003Q4 19,907 6.2 $197,124,625 12.5 $762 6.0
2004Q1 19,487 4.9 $182,940,873 6.8 $722 1.9
2004Q2 20,441 4.7 $196,245,896 7.0 $739 2.2
2004Q3 20,752 5.0 $198,273,195 10.6 $735 5.4
2004Q4 21,078 5.9 $218,074,040 10.6 $796 4.5
2005Q1 20,841 6.9 $205,592,029 12.4 $759 5.1
2005Q2 22,029 7.8 $231,488,939 18.0 $808 9.5
2005Q3 22,086 6.4 $229,626,355 15.8 $800 8.8
2005Q4 22,441 6.5 $252,902,778 16.0 $867 8.9
2006Q1 22,449 7.7 $243,603,798 18.5 $835 10.0
2006Q2 24,185 9.8 $275,683,483 19.1 $877 8.5
2006Q3 24,422 10.6 $278,036,117 21.1 $876 9.5
2006Q4 24,503 9.2 $302,583,544 19.6 $950 9.6
2007Q1 24,117 7.4 $282,275,761 15.9 $900 7.9
2007Q2 25,076 3.7 $303,223,875 10.0 $930 6.1
2007Q3 24,791 1.5 $292,013,255 5.0 $906 3.5
2007Q4 25,044 2.2 $322,751,117 6.7 $991 4.4
2008Q1 25,065 3.9 $311,150,163 10.2 $955 6.1
2008Q2 25,411 1.3 $322,583,235 6.4 $976 5.0
2008Q3 25,918 4.5 $325,966,998 11.6 $967 6.8
2008Q4 26,036 4.0 $359,686,783 11.4 $1,063 7.2
2009Q1 24,841 -0.9 $306,568,628 -1.5 $949 -0.6
2009Q2 24,338 -4.2 $296,140,054 -8.2 $936 -4.1
2009Q3 23,436 -9.6 $273,355,299 -16.1 $897 -7.3
2009Q4 23,049 -11.5 $302,458,177 -15.9 $1,009 -5.0
2010Q1 22,502 -9.4 $278,073,919 -9.3 $951 0.1
2010Q2 23,982 -1.5 $309,671,042 4.6 $993 6.1
2010Q3 23,930 2.1 $292,999,952 7.2 $942 5.0
2010Q4 24,260 5.3 $334,190,642 10.5 $1,060 5.0
2011Q1 23,695 5.3 $312,149,268 12.3 $1,013 6.6
2011Q2 24,667 2.9 $335,234,571 8.3 $1,045 5.3
2011Q3 24,969 4.3 $337,721,870 15.3 $1,040 10.5
2011Q4 24,990 3.0 $347,002,418 3.8 $1,068 0.8
2012Q1 24,407 3.0 $347,974,608 11.5 $1,097 8.2
2012Q2 24,960 1.2 $343,677,581 2.5 $1,059 1.3
2012Q3 24,914 -0.2 $336,023,358 -0.5 $1,038 -0.3
2012Q4 25,219 0.9 $361,335,497 4.1 $1,102 3.2
2013Q1 24,430 0.1 $346,121,487 -0.5 $1,090 -0.6
2013Q2 24,851 -0.4 $344,967,104 0.4 $1,068 0.8
2013Q3 24,679 -0.9 $337,452,552 0.4 $1,052 1.4
2013Q4 24,559 -2.6 $356,511,516 -1.3 $1,117 1.3
2014Q1 24,119 -1.3 $354,113,553 2.3 $1,129 3.6
2014Q2 24,558 -1.2 $358,607,428 4.0 $1,123 5.2
2014Q3 24,140 -2.2 $344,075,871 2.0 $1,096 4.2
2014Q4 24,263 -1.2 $363,644,497 2.0 $1,153 3.2
2015Q1 23,758 -1.5 $351,319,835 -0.8 $1,138 0.7
2015Q2 23,725 -3.4 $338,070,283 -5.7 $1,096 -2.4
2015Q3 23,405 -3.0 $327,382,493 -4.9 $1,076 -1.9
2015Q4 23,476 -3.2 $358,281,930 -1.5 $1,174 1.8
2016Q1 22,356 -5.9 $311,197,436 -11.4 $1,071 -5.9
2016Q2 22,505 -5.1 $311,076,458 -8.0 $1,063 -3.0
2016Q3 22,217 -5.1 $314,315,272 -4.0 $1,088 1.1
2016Q4 22,290 -5.1 $320,634,924 -10.5 $1,107 -5.7
2017Q1 21,840 -2.3 $315,338,750 1.3 $1,111 3.7
2017Q2 22,284 -1.0 $325,906,232 4.8 $1,125 5.8
2017Q3 22,238 0.1 $310,479,225 -1.2 $1,074 -1.3
2017Q4 22,471 0.8 $336,447,304 4.9 $1,152 4.1
2018Q1 22,015 0.8 $323,785,591 2.7 $1,131 1.9
2018Q2 22,300 0.1 $328,713,573 0.9 $1,134 0.8
2018Q3 22,190 -0.2 $316,316,021 1.9 $1,097 2.1
2018Q4 22,593 0.5 $341,959,209 1.6 $1,164 1.1
2019Q1 22,118 0.5 $332,588,972 2.7 $1,157 2.2
2019Q2 22,665 1.6 $344,523,829 4.8 $1,169 3.1
2019Q3 22,372 0.8 $327,578,607 3.6 $1,126 2.7
2019Q4 22,016 -2.6 $339,129,396 -0.8 $1,185 1.8
2020Q1 21,143 -4.4 $318,836,832 -4.1 $1,160 0.3
2020Q2 19,676 -13.2 $291,541,723 -15.4 $1,140 -2.5
2020Q3 19,658 -12.1 $277,465,289 -15.3 $1,086 -3.6
2020Q4 20,009 -9.1 $304,518,603 -10.2 $1,171 -1.2
2021Q1 19,495 -7.8 $271,194,870 -14.9 $1,070 -7.8
2021Q2 19,930 1.3 $299,042,748 2.6 $1,154 1.3
2021Q3 19,741 0.4 $289,885,132 4.5 $1,130 4.0
2021Q4 20,011 0.0 $315,146,348 3.5 $1,211 3.5
2022Q1 19,717 1.1 $301,970,454 11.3 $1,178 10.1
2022Q2 20,402 2.4 $322,090,483 7.7 $1,214 5.2
2022Q3 20,555 4.1 $332,293,637 14.6 $1,244 10.1
2022Q4 20,692 3.4 $335,291,063 6.4 $1,246 2.9
2023Q1 20,285 2.9 $352,232,952 16.6 $1,336 13.4
2023Q2b 21,018 3.0 $346,839,700 7.7 $1,269 4.5
2023Q3b 21,085 2.6 $346,496,465 4.3 $1,264 1.7
aNorth American Industry Classification System. 
bPreliminary.
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. 
Prepared by M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 1/10/24.

 


Figure: Average Monthly Employment in Sweetwater County, 2001Q1-2023Q3


Figure: Over-the-Year Percent Change in Average Monthly Employment and Total Wages in Sweetwater County, 2002Q1-2023Q2

Shaded areas indicate periods of economic downturn: 2009Q1-2010Q1, 2015Q2-2016Q4, and 2020Q2-2021Q1.
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Prepared by M. Moore, Research & Planning, WY DWS, 1/10/24.