Department of Workforce Services Releases New Economic Report

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) released the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report, produced by the Research & Planning section of DWS in partnership with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council. This report provides an overview of Wyoming's economy, growing industries and workforce. Highlights from this year's report include:

  • Wyoming employment began growing again in the final few months of 2017. See page 5.
  • Natural resources & mining added 700 jobs in 2017, and professional & business services added 500 jobs. See page 5.
  • New short-term projections indicate mining and leisure & hospitality will experience the greatest job growth from 2017 to 2019. See page 38.
  • In 2017, the annual wage for women working in Wyoming at any time was $28,822, or 63.7% of the $45,267 annual wage for men. In other words, women were paid 63.7 cents for every $1 paid to men. See page 27. Research & Planning is scheduled to release a legislatively mandated gender wage study in October that takes into consideration things like experience in labor force, industry of employment, & education.

For questions regarding the report, please contact the Agency's communications team at or (307) 777-6513.

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