Department of Numbers

Wyoming Job Growth

There were 271,800 jobs in Wyoming in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 280,279 employed persons for the month. Wyoming lost 3,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 96 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wyoming job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 271,800 -3,800 +9,699
CPS 280,279 +96 +5,183

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 29,000 jobs have been lost in Wyoming according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,100 in May 2020, Wyoming has gained 9,699 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wyoming reached a maximum of 290,474 in December 2014. 10,195 jobs have been lost in Wyoming since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 274,922, Wyoming has added 5,357 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Wyoming Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 271,800 -3,800 280,279 96
April 2021 275,600 1,300 280,183 295
March 2021 274,300 500 279,888 94
February 2021 273,800 800 279,794 -208
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