Sublette County suffers loss of jobs and payroll


In recent months, Wyoming’s

seasonally adjusted unemployment

rate has been trending slightly downward

and job growth appears to be increasing.

This report, which focuses on changes in the

number of jobs between fourth quarter 2017

and fourth quarter 2018, is based on employers’

quarterly unemployment insurance tax

filings. It provides details on job growth and

decline by industry and county.

Sublette County lost 115 jobs, or 2.8 percent,

and its total payroll fell by $710,876

(-1.2 percent). Employment decreased in

mining, oil and gas, construction, transportation

and warehousing, and health care and

social assistance.

From fourth quarter 2017 to fourth quarter

2018, employment in the state rose by 4,463

jobs, 1.7 percent, and total payroll increased

by $201.6 million, 6.2 percent. Nearly half

of the employment growth occurred in the

construction sector, which added 2,190 jobs,

11.2 percent. Job gains were also seen in professional

and business services (1,080 jobs,

or 6 percent), mining (including oil and gas;

511 jobs, or 2.5 percent), health care and

social assistance (505 jobs, or 2 percent),

manufacturing (386 jobs, or 4 percent), and

transportation and warehousing (342 jobs, or

3.5 percent).

Job losses occurred in local government

(down 452 jobs, or 1 percent), retail

trade (down 265 jobs, or .9 percent), and

information (down 168 jobs, or 4.6 percent).

Employment grew in 17 counties and declined

in six counties. Total payroll increased

in 20 counties and decreased in three counties,

including Sublette County.

Laramie County added 1,165 jobs, or 2.6

percent, and its total payroll rose by $36.1

million (6.6 percent). The largest job gains

occurred in construction, administrative and

waste services, health care and social assistance,

transportation and warehousing, and

mining which includes oil and gas. Employment

decreased in retail trade and information.

Converse County gained 785 jobs, or 13.9

percent, and its total payroll increased by

$14.6 million, or 18.7 percent. Construction

added approximately 500 jobs and mining

added approximately 200 jobs. Smaller job

gains were seen in accommodation and food

services, retail trade, professional and technical

services, and administrative and waste

services.

Employment in Natrona County rose by

441 jobs (1.1 percent) and its total payroll

grew by $41.6 million (8.5 percent). Sizeable

job gains were seen in mining, wholesale

trade, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing,

and other services. Employment fell

in accommodation and food services, health

care and social assistance, administrative and

waste services, and information.

Campbell County added 392 jobs (1.6

Sublette County suffers loss of jobs and payroll

From the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

percent) and its total payroll increased by

$21.0 million (5.9 percent). The largest job

gains occurred in construction, wholesale

trade, manufacturing, transportation and

warehousing, and other services.

Fremont County, joined Sublette County

in the loss category, losing 266 jobs (-1.7

percent), but its total payroll grew by $3.7

million or up 2.3 percent. Washakie County’s

employment fell by 81 jobs (-2.2 percent)

and its total payroll decreased by $2.4

million, down 5.9 percent.

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