Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 297,100 jobs in Wyoming in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 293,230 employed persons for the month. Wyoming added 1,500 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 297,100 +1,500 +4,200
CPS 293,230 -39 +5

Wyoming Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Wyoming as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Wyoming

CES employment peaked in October 2008 for Wyoming at 299,400. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,000 in January 2010, Wyoming has gained 18,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 293,992 in May 2014. 762 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 297,100 1,500 293,230 -39
November 2014 295,600 -900 293,269 -75
October 2014 296,500 2,500 293,344 -114
September 2014 294,000 -200 293,458 -152
August 2014 294,200 600 293,610 -163
July 2014 293,600 900 293,773 -141
June 2014 292,700 -100 293,914 -78
May 2014 292,800 -900 293,992 10
April 2014 293,700 -700 293,982 88
March 2014 294,400 1,400 293,894 162
February 2014 293,000 -900 293,732 231
January 2014 293,900 1,000 293,501 276