The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section reported that from the second quarter of 2022 to the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the state increased by 6,814 jobs (2.5%) and total wages increased by 266.8 million dollars (7.2%).
In the second quarter of 2023, the largest increase in the number of jobs occurred in professional and business services (1,249 positions, i.e. 6.0%), local government (including public schools, universities and hospitals; 1,105 positions, i.e. 2.5% ), mining (including oil and gas; 916 jobs, or 5.7%), leisure and hospitality (729 jobs, or 1.9%), and construction (693 jobs, or 3.2%). Significant job growth was also observed in health care and social assistance (529 jobs, or 2.1%), transportation and warehousing (339 jobs, or 3.5%), federal government (302 jobs, or 3.5 9%), wholesale trade (272 jobs, or 3.5%) and production (269 jobs, or 2.7%).
Employment in retail trade decreased by 322 jobs, or 1.1%. Employment increased in 19 poviats and decreased in four.
Natrona County added 1,477 jobs (3.9%) and total employment increased by $44.6 million (8.7%).
More than 300 jobs were created in transportation and warehousing, while smaller job gains were recorded in mining (including oil and gas), health care and social assistance, manufacturing, professional and technical services, real estate, and rental and leasing.
Employment dropped by over 150 positions in retail.
Laramie County gained 1,096 jobs (2.4%) and total employment increased by $41.8 million (6.7%). Mining (including oil and gas) created around 250 jobs, with strong growth also in local government (including education services), professional and technical services, administrative and waste services and other services.
Job losses were recorded in retail, finance and insurance, and transport and warehousing.
Employment in Teton County increased by 935 jobs (4.3%), and total employment increased by $43.1 million (11.3%).
Accommodation and food services supported over 350 jobs, while growth was also seen in construction, administrative services and waste, and transport and warehousing.
Campbell County added 880 jobs (3.6%) and total wages increased by $24.9 million (6.6%).
Large increases in the number of jobs were observed in mining (including oil and gas), local government, health and social services, wholesale trade and other services.
Employment in Sweetwater County increased by 546 jobs (2.7%) and total wages increased by $23.4 million (7.3%). Mining (including oil and gas) created almost 200 jobs, with smaller job gains in local government (including educational services), manufacturing, retail and construction.
Carbon County lost 181 jobs (-2.7%) and total employment decreased by $1.8 million (-2.0%).
Job losses were observed in many sectors, such as mining (including oil and gas), accommodation and food services, and administrative and waste services.
Employment in Platte County decreased by 165 jobs (-4.7%) and total wages decreased by $3.2 million (-7.1%).
Moderate layoffs occurred in construction, state government, accommodation and food services, and local government.
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