Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 277,900 jobs in Wyoming in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 279,958 employed persons for the month. Wyoming added 3,100 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 347 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 277,900 +3,100 +1,100
CPS 279,958 -347 -6,375

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 274,800 in November 2017, Wyoming has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,189 in February 2015. 14,231 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 277,900 3,100 279,958 -347
November 2017 274,800 -600 280,305 -886
October 2017 275,400 -100 281,191 -748
September 2017 275,500 -2,200 281,939 -715
August 2017 277,700 700 282,654 -813
July 2017 277,000 0 283,467 -2,324
June 2017 277,000 -2,000 285,791 -2,117
May 2017 279,000 -400 287,908 -1,427
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