Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 288,600 jobs in Wyoming in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 291,473 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 1,700 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,820 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,600 -1,700 -6,400
CPS 291,473 -2,820 -1,757

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 10,800 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,300 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 9,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 297,916 in August 2015. 6,443 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 288,600 -1,700 291,473 -2,820
November 2015 290,300 -1,700 294,293 -2,087
October 2015 292,000 100 296,380 -1,205
September 2015 291,900 -400 297,585 -331
August 2015 292,300 -1,300 297,916 293
July 2015 293,600 2,000 297,623 754
June 2015 291,600 -1,700 296,869 994
May 2015 293,300 -1,500 295,875 776
April 2015 294,800 -1,000 295,099 902
March 2015 295,800 -1,000 294,197 477
February 2015 296,800 1,000 293,720 142
January 2015 295,800 800 293,578 348