Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 275,200 jobs in Wyoming in September 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,944 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 2,500 jobs in September 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 710 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 275,200 -2,500 -3,100
CPS 281,944 -710 -4,201

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 24,600 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,189 in February 2015. 12,245 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2017

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2017 275,200 -2,500 281,944 -710
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
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