Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 284,500 jobs in Wyoming in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 279,847 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 900 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 83 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 284,500 -900 +3,500
CPS 279,847 -83 -1,952

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 300,600. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,700 in October 2016, Wyoming has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,119 in August 2014. 14,272 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 284,500 -900 279,847 -83
February 2018 285,400 100 279,930 -39
January 2018 285,300 2,000 279,969 -231
December 2017 283,300 1,400 280,200 38
November 2017 281,900 -600 280,162 -27
October 2017 282,500 300 280,189 -192
September 2017 282,200 -200 280,381 -262
August 2017 282,400 700 280,643 -318
July 2017 281,700 300 280,961 -263
June 2017 281,400 -300 281,224 -221
May 2017 281,700 700 281,445 -187
April 2017 281,000 0 281,632 -167