From second quarter 2021 to second quarter 2022, Wyoming added 5,118 jobs (1.9%) and total payroll rose by $283.7 million (8.3%). Despite the recent job growth, employment has not fully returned to pre-pandemic levels. Total employment in second quarter 2022 was down approximately 6,300 jobs from second quarter 2019.
In second quarter 2022, the largest job growth occurred in mining (including oil & gas; 1,594 jobs, or 11.0%), leisure & hospitality (1,476 jobs, or 4.1%), retail trade (819 jobs, or 2.8%), professional & business services (760 jobs, or 3.8%), and manufacturing (420 jobs, or 4.3%). Job losses were seen in state government (-330 jobs, or -2.7%), local government (including public schools, colleges, & hospitals; -281 jobs, or -0.6%), health care & social assistance (-179 jobs, or -0.7%), and federal government (-177 jobs, or -2.3%). Job gains occurred in 17 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.
Campbell County added 1,266 jobs (5.5%) and its total payroll grew by $50.8 million (15.6%). Mining (including oil & gas) added nearly 850 jobs and smaller job gains were seen in construction, wholesale trade, administrative & waste services, and accommodation & food services.
Teton County gained 1,158 jobs (5.6%) and its total payroll rose by $43.5 million (13.0%). The largest job gains occurred in accommodation & food services (676 jobs) and growth was also seen in construction, retail trade, educational services, and professional & technical services.
Employment in Natrona County increased by 1,114 jobs (3.0%) and its total payroll grew by $53.1 million (11.6%). Mining (including oil & gas) added 424 jobs. Sizeable job gains were also seen in wholesale trade; manufacturing; arts, entertainment & recreation; other services; administrative & waste services; and real estate & rental & leasing.
Albany County added 487 jobs (3.0%) and its total payroll increased by $13.5 million (7.5%). Job growth was seen in accommodation & food services, retail trade, professional & technical services, and health care & social assistance.
Sweetwater County gained 246 jobs (1.2%) and its total payroll rose by $16.4 million (5.5%). Employment increased in construction, retail trade, manufacturing, and transportation & warehousing. Job losses were seen in local government (including public schools) and mining (including oil & gas).
Laramie County lost 173 jobs (-0.4%), but its total payroll grew by $22.6 million (3.8%). The largest job losses occurred in administrative & waste services (-383 jobs), and employment also fell in state government, construction, federal government, and transportation & warehousing. Job gains were seen in accommodation & food services, professional & technical services, wholesale trade, and finance & insurance.
Employment in Big Horn County fell by 112 jobs (-2.6%), but its total payroll rose by $1.5 million (3.2%). Job losses were seen in construction, local government, health care & social assistance, and state government.
Washakie County lost 97 jobs (-2.7%), but its total payroll increased by $1.0 million (2.5%). Employment fell in mining (including oil & gas), local government, accommodation & food services, and health care & social assistance.
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Employment and wages data for third quarter 2022 are scheduled to be published on February 3, 2023.