Wyoming’s leisure, hospitality sector had largest job loss in Q2 2020

Last week, the Research & Planning Section of the Department of Workforce Services released information about Wyoming’s employment and payroll for the second quarter of 2020.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions hit Wyoming in the second quarter of 2020, widespread job losses were seen in the state. From the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter 2020, Wyoming lost 26,733 jobs (-9.6%) and total payroll fell by $216.5 million (-6.4%).

The largest job losses occurred in leisure & hospitality (-10,255 jobs), mining (including oil & gas; -4,541 jobs), local government (including public schools & colleges; -3,191 jobs), construction (-1,695 jobs), retail trade (-1,406 jobs), and professional & business services (-1,251 jobs). Smaller job losses were seen in health care & social assistance (-960 jobs), other services (-775 jobs), wholesale trade (-725 jobs), and manufacturing (-593 jobs). Employment fell in all of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Click here to read the Q2 breakdown for each Wyoming county.

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