Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 288,500 jobs in Wyoming in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 273,794 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 72 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,500 0 +6,000
CPS 273,794 +72 -6,395

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 12,100 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,700 in October 2016, Wyoming has gained 8,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 294,119 in August 2014. 20,325 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 273,722, Wyoming has added 72 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 288,500 0 273,794 72
September 2018 288,500 900 273,722 -719
August 2018 287,600 400 274,441 -1,324
July 2018 287,200 800 275,765 -1,336
June 2018 286,400 800 277,101 -1,350
May 2018 285,600 -300 278,451 -903
April 2018 285,900 1,200 279,354 -501
March 2018 284,700 -700 279,855 -75
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