Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 273,500 jobs in Wyoming in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 279,791 employed persons for the month. Wyoming added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 211 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 273,500 +500 -15,100
CPS 279,791 -211 -4,716

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 27,300 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,100 in May 2020, Wyoming has gained 11,399 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 290,474 in December 2014. 10,683 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 274,922, Wyoming has added 4,869 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 273,500 500 279,791 -211
January 2021 273,000 -700 280,002 656
December 2020 273,700 500 279,346 -163
November 2020 273,200 700 279,509 -111
October 2020 272,500 2,100 279,620 441
September 2020 270,400 1,900 279,179 901
August 2020 268,500 2,900 278,278 1,223
July 2020 265,600 1,800 277,055 1,209
June 2020 263,800 1,699 275,846 750
May 2020 262,100 -699 275,096 174
April 2020 262,800 -25,100 274,922 -8,835
March 2020 287,900 -700 283,757 -750