Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 292,900 jobs in Wyoming in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 295,840 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 1,900 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 741 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 292,900 -1,900 +200
CPS 295,840 +741 +1,848

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 6,500 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,300 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 13,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming for May 2015 is at a new high of 295,840.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 292,900 -1,900 295,840 741
April 2015 294,800 -1,000 295,099 902
March 2015 295,800 -1,000 294,197 477
February 2015 296,800 1,000 293,720 142
January 2015 295,800 800 293,578 348
December 2014 295,000 2,000 293,230 -39
November 2014 293,000 -600 293,269 -75
October 2014 293,600 600 293,344 -114
September 2014 293,000 500 293,458 -152
August 2014 292,500 -1,200 293,610 -163
July 2014 293,700 600 293,773 -141
June 2014 293,100 400 293,914 -78