(Wyoming) According to our partners at Bootstrapped
, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
(WDWS) published last week the 2015 second quarter numbers for jobs and
wages. They revealed that the higher paying jobs around the state are where
the most jobs are being lost, which is not surprising to anyone who has
experienced a layoff.
In that report was a breakdown of average wages by county.
As you can see, Campbell County lost nearly 600 jobs and $13 million in
wages the last part of 2015.
But part of that high figure could be that we also have some of the highest
wages in the state:
[image: 94398b69-3883-47e6-af78-3e92e3a8792e.png]Only Sublette and
Sweetwater earn more per week. The largest job losses in Campbell County
occurred in mining (including oil & gas), construction, professional,
scientific, & technical services, and transportation.
According to the WDWS, the average weekly wage in mining was $1,534. The
lowest wages in Campbell County are in the arts & entertainment categories,
earning an average of $228 a week.
The full report can be found here
*Coal train photo provided by Flickr User Kimon Berlin // Pitchengine