Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 288,600 jobs in Wyoming in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,546 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 100 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 689 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,600 -100 -1,100
CPS 282,546 +689 +1,307

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 12,200 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,500 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 7,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 293,681 in August 2014. 11,135 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 279,766, Wyoming has added 2,780 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 288,600 -100 282,546 689
December 2019 288,700 -300 281,857 1
November 2019 289,000 -500 281,856 -44
October 2019 289,500 -500 281,900 -61
September 2019 290,000 -1,200 281,961 -34
August 2019 291,200 900 281,995 -3
July 2019 290,300 -100 281,998 92
June 2019 290,400 -100 281,906 124
May 2019 290,500 700 281,782 138
April 2019 289,800 -300 281,644 123
March 2019 290,100 -300 281,521 121
February 2019 290,400 700 281,400 161