Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained low for many months and job growth has been steady. From third quarter 2017 to third quarter 2018, employment rose by 2,311 jobs (or 0.8%) and total payroll increased by $159.6 million (or 5.1%).
The largest job gains occurred in mining, construction, professional & business services, and health care & social assistance. Job losses were seen in retail trade, leisure & hospitality, and local government. Employment grew in 14 counties and declined in nine counties.
Total payroll increased in 22 counties and decreased in Sublette County. Employment in Teton County rose through the period by point-3 percent while total wages in the county increased by 9.1%.