Wyoming Employment in 2019: Continued Growth in Construction

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In recent months, Wyoming’s unemployment rate has remained low and job growth has continued at a moderate pace. From second quarter 2018 to second quarter 2019, Wyoming employment rose by 5,051 jobs (1.8%) and total payroll increased by $171.0 million (5.3%). More than half of the job gains in second quarter occurred in the construction sector, which grew by 2,835 jobs.

Job growth was also seen in professional & business services (613 jobs), wholesale trade, transportation, & utilities (588 jobs), mining (including oil & gas; 506 jobs), manufacturing (467 jobs), and leisure & hospitality (272 jobs). Employment fell in retail trade (-467 jobs), information (-189 jobs), and other services (-166 jobs).

Campbell County added 373 jobs (1.5%) and its total payroll rose by $11.0 million (3.1%). Large job gains occurred in transportation & warehousing, wholesale trade, mining (including oil & gas), manufacturing, and accommodation & food services.

Visit the Wyoming Workforce website for detailed tables for each county.

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