Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 278,800 jobs in Wyoming in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,897 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 200 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,813 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 278,800 -200 -10,200
CPS 285,897 +1,813 -5,997

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 20,600 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,784 in January 2015. 8,887 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 282,192, Wyoming has added 3,705 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2016

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2016 278,800 -200 285,897 1,813
September 2016 279,000 -600 284,084 1,360
August 2016 279,600 -700 282,724 532
July 2016 280,300 -700 282,192 -270
June 2016 281,000 -1,500 282,462 -479
May 2016 282,500 400 282,941 -998
April 2016 282,100 -2,300 283,939 -1,478
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