Jobs increased by 2.8% in Fremont County for 2021 fourth quarter

(Fremont County, WY) – Fremont County gained 419 jobs (2.8%) and its total payroll rose by $9.5 million (5.5%) from fourth quarter 2020 to fourth quarter 2021, according to a report released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Fremont County job gains were seen in local government, accommodation & food services, and manufacturing.

From fourth quarter 2020 to fourth quarter 2021, Wyoming added 7,017 jobs (2.7%) and total payroll rose by $382.5 million (10.7%).

Despite the recent job growth, employment has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Total employment in fourth quarter 2021 was down approximately 9,300 jobs from fourth quarter 2019.

In fourth quarter 2021, the largest job growth occurred in leisure & hospitality (2,555 jobs, or 8.0%), professional & business services (1,289 jobs, or 6.9%), construction (945 jobs, or 4.6%), and mining (including oil & gas; 840 jobs, or 5.8%).

Smaller job gains were seen in retail trade (697 jobs, or 2.4%), financial activities (462 jobs, or 4.2%), and manufacturing (373 jobs, or 3.9%).

Job losses occurred in state government (-234 jobs, or -1.9%), health care & social assistance (-226 jobs, or -0.9%), federal government (-213 jobs, or -2.8%), and local government (-167 jobs, or -0.4%).

Employment grew in 16 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Visit our website for detailed tables for each county.

Employment and wages data for first quarter 2022 are scheduled to be released on August 12, 2022.

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