November 8, 2022
SVI/WNE: Wyoming continues to add jobs, just not enough to completely recover from losses incurred during a much-earlier period of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, newly released state figures show. From the second quarter of last year to 2022’s same quarter, Wyoming added 5,118 jobs, a gain of 1.9% to a total of more than 272,000, one of the newly posted online charts shows.
Payrolls rose by a much greater portion, up 8.3% to some $3.7 billion. “Despite the recent job growth, employment has not fully returned to pre pandemic levels,” noted an email Friday from the Department of Workforce Services’ Research and Planning office. “Total employment in second quarter 2022 was down approximately 6,300 jobs from second quarter 2019.”
What Wyoming employers paid their staff grew by a much larger portion than total employment, amid high inflation.
From April through June, the mining, oil and gas sector added some 1,594 positions, an 11% gain to a total of just over 16,000, per the newly issued data contained in another online chart. That’s down from close to 20,000 mining workers in the first quarter of 2020, mostly before the pandemic started drastically impacting the U.S.; the last quarter of 2019 had more than 20,000. Other big gainers of employees year-over-year in the second quarter were leisure and hospitality, a 4.1% increase; retail trade, up 2.8%, and “professional & business services,” with a 3.8% rise.
Retail trade employed some 30,000-plus people in the state, a gain of about 7% from the first quarter of 2020. Some government and related employers had fewer workers in this year’s second quarter than they had a year earlier. State government shed 2.7% of its positions, for just over 12,000 people total, for instance.
November 18, 2022
Day 2 Recap of The Governor’s Business Forum Day 2 picked up right where the incredible first day left off. The morning was full of excellent panels with discussions around visioning Wyoming’s future, education options, and Wyoming’s big issues through the eyes of some of our most senior legislators. Rob Hendry, Wyoming Business Alliance Vice-Chairman, welcomes […] Read More
November 17, 2022
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SYMPOSIUM Mental Wellness in the Workplace Symposium Recap We are so pleased to welcome over 200 people at our Mental Wellness in the Workplace Symposium at the UW Conference Center in Laramie. We had the opportunity to continue the vitally important conversation around mental health in Wyoming. We had several […] Read More
November 15, 2022
National Apprenticeship Week We’re looking forward to celebrating the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) November 14-20! NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as: Rebuilding our country’s infrastructure. […] Read More