Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 277,900 jobs in Wyoming in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 287,811 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 1,500 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,524 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 277,900 -1,500 -3,900
CPS 287,811 -1,524 +1,826

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 299,800. Since then 21,900 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 276,600 in November 2016, Wyoming has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,189 in February 2015. 6,378 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 285,904, Wyoming has added 1,907 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 277,900 -1,500 287,811 -1,524
April 2017 279,400 1,100 289,335 -503
March 2017 278,300 600 289,838 1,084
February 2017 277,700 -200 288,754 1,141
January 2017 277,900 1,100 287,613 1,280
December 2016 276,800 200 286,333 44
November 2016 276,600 -400 286,289 61
October 2016 277,000 -1,300 286,228 83
September 2016 278,300 -1,200 286,145 106
August 2016 279,500 -500 286,039 97
July 2016 280,000 -800 285,942 38
June 2016 280,800 -1,000 285,904 -81