Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 279,100 jobs in Wyoming in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 287,683 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,749 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 279,100 -100 -8,900
CPS 287,683 +1,749 -3,735

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 20,300 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,000 in September 2016, Wyoming has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,784 in January 2015. 7,101 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 282,192, Wyoming has added 5,491 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 279,100 -100 287,683 1,749
October 2016 279,200 200 285,934 1,850
September 2016 279,000 -600 284,084 1,360
August 2016 279,600 -700 282,724 532
July 2016 280,300 -700 282,192 -270
June 2016 281,000 -1,500 282,462 -479
May 2016 282,500 400 282,941 -998
April 2016 282,100 -2,300 283,939 -1,478
March 2016 284,400 -900 285,417 -1,698
February 2016 285,300 -600 287,115 -1,974
January 2016 285,900 -700 289,089 -1,905
December 2015 286,600 -1,400 290,994 -424