Wyoming Employment Statistics

  • 26,311 employers
  • 272,118 employees
  • $924 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 16.1% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.5% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Wyoming Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 1,258 more businesses
  • -2,640 fewer employees
  • -1.0% increase in total wages
  • $7,353 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 18.1% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Wyoming Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Laramie County Wyoming, 3,461
County with the Most Employees: Natrona County Wyoming, 32,442
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Sweetwater County Wyoming, $1,170
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Park County Wyoming, 5.2%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Wyoming, see: Wyoming Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Wyoming see:Wyoming Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 278,068 employed workers
  • 10,388 unemployed workers
  • 3.6% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Wyoming, see: Wyoming Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 26,720 employers, up 2.1% from 26,165
  • 268,035 employees, up 2.0% from 262,787
  • $948 average weekly wage, up 3.7% from $914
  • The average weekly wage is 19.9% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.5% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Wyoming, see: Wyoming Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.