Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 295,800 jobs in Wyoming in February 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 293,658 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 0 jobs in February 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 295,800 0 +4,400
CPS 293,658 +80 -74

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 3,600 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,300 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 16,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 293,992 in May 2014. 334 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a December 2014 low of 293,230, Wyoming has added 428 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2015

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2015 295,800 0 293,658 80
January 2015 295,800 800 293,578 348
December 2014 295,000 2,000 293,230 -39
November 2014 293,000 -600 293,269 -75
October 2014 293,600 600 293,344 -114
September 2014 293,000 500 293,458 -152
August 2014 292,500 -1,200 293,610 -163
July 2014 293,700 600 293,773 -141
June 2014 293,100 400 293,914 -78
May 2014 292,700 200 293,992 10
April 2014 292,500 1,300 293,982 88
March 2014 291,200 -200 293,894 162