Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 295,500 jobs in Wyoming in November 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 297,340 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 1,000 jobs in November 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 670 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 295,500 -1,000 +2,400
CPS 297,340 +670 +4,415

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,000 in January 2010, Wyoming has gained 16,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 300,340 in May 2014. 3,000 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a September 2014 low of 296,370, Wyoming has added 970 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2014

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2014 295,500 -1,000 297,340 670
October 2014 296,500 2,500 296,670 300
September 2014 294,000 -200 296,370 -277
August 2014 294,200 600 296,647 -968
July 2014 293,600 900 297,615 -1,939
June 2014 292,700 -100 299,554 -786
May 2014 292,800 -900 300,340 213
April 2014 293,700 -700 300,127 1,679
March 2014 294,400 1,400 298,448 1,475
February 2014 293,000 -900 296,973 1,660
January 2014 293,900 1,000 295,313 1,978
December 2013 292,900 -200 293,335 410
November 2013 293,100 1,200 292,925 378