Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 274,600 jobs in Wyoming in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 278,914 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 1,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 274,600 -1,000 -14,400
CPS 278,914 -227 -2,942

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 300,800. Since then 26,200 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,400 in April 2020, Wyoming has gained 12,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 293,681 in August 2014. 14,767 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 268,301, Wyoming has added 10,613 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 274,600 -1,000 278,914 -227
October 2020 275,600 3,100 279,141 2,742
September 2020 272,500 2,000 276,399 3,290
August 2020 270,500 1,200 273,109 -576
July 2020 269,300 3,000 273,685 351
June 2020 266,300 2,500 273,334 4,643
May 2020 263,800 1,400 268,691 390
April 2020 262,400 -24,200 268,301 -16,001
March 2020 286,600 -1,900 284,302 1,006
February 2020 288,500 400 283,296 754
January 2020 288,100 -600 282,542 685
December 2019 288,700 -300 281,857 1