WYOMING – Wyoming added 7,017 jobs and total payroll rose by $382.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2020 to fourth quarter of 2021. This came in the latest report issued Friday, May 6, by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research & Planning Section.
But despite the recent job growth, employment has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. Total employment now is still about 9,300 less jobs from fourth quarter 2019.
Sublette County’s employment rose slightly, by just 27 total jobs. Total wages rose by 3.5 percent from fiscal fourth quarter 2020 to 2021, up by $1,782,543.
The county saw its largest increases in wholesale trade, technical services and food service. However, those were offset by losses of jobs in local government and mineral extraction.
In all of Wyoming, the most job growth occurred in hospitality and leisure with a rise of 2,555 jobs. Rises also came in professional and businesses services (1,289 jobs), construction (945 jobs) and mining (840 jobs). Minor growth also occurred in retail trade (697 jobs), financial activities (462 jobs) and manufacturing (373 jobs) sectors.
Losses of jobs occurred in state government (234 jobs), health care and social assistance (226 jobs), federal government (213 jobs) and local government (167 jobs).
Employment grew in 16 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.
Wage and employment data for the fiscal first quarter of 2022 will be released on Aug. 12.