Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 281,700 jobs in Wyoming in April 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 283,891 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 2,700 jobs in April 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,526 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,700 -2,700 -10,800
CPS 283,891 -1,526 -10,369

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 17,700 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,300 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,784 in January 2015. 10,893 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2016

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2016 281,700 -2,700 283,891 -1,526
March 2016 284,400 -900 285,417 -1,698
February 2016 285,300 -600 287,115 -1,974
January 2016 285,900 -700 289,089 -1,905
December 2015 286,600 -1,400 290,994 -424
November 2015 288,000 -1,000 291,418 -476
October 2015 289,000 -100 291,894 -480
September 2015 289,100 -100 292,374 -440
August 2015 289,200 -800 292,814 -394
July 2015 290,000 600 293,208 -360
June 2015 289,400 -1,400 293,568 -351
May 2015 290,800 -1,700 293,919 -341