Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 289,100 jobs in Wyoming in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 278,534 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 711 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 289,100 -100 +4,500
CPS 278,534 +711 -91

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 11,700 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,500 in December 2009, Wyoming has gained 7,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 293,681 in August 2014. 15,147 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 277,224, Wyoming has added 1,310 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 289,100 -100 278,534 711
January 2019 289,200 300 277,823 531
December 2018 288,900 400 277,292 36
November 2018 288,500 1,500 277,256 32
October 2018 287,000 1,500 277,224 -39
September 2018 285,500 200 277,263 -107
August 2018 285,300 -100 277,370 -199
July 2018 285,400 400 277,569 -204
June 2018 285,000 -100 277,773 -228
May 2018 285,100 100 278,001 -220
April 2018 285,000 400 278,221 -199
March 2018 284,600 0 278,420 -205