The 10 Hottest Job Markets In Wyoming For 2020

by Kathy Morris
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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?

If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.

Here at Zippia, we love math (and jobs!), so we delved into the data to determine where in 2020 it was easiest to find a job in Wyoming.

Here are the ten hottest job markets in Wyoming.

There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in Wyoming. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.

How we determined the best job markets in Wyoming

We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main Wyoming metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.

While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in Wyoming.

Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-11 in four categories:

  • Unemployment Rate
  • Change In Unemployment Rate
  • Household Income Change
  • Current Average Household Income

The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Cody area had the lowest unemployment rate at 1.0%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 11 metro areas from 1-to-11. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.

1. Green River

Green River, WY

Unemployment Rate: 4.42%
Average Income: $88,770

2. Jackson

Jackson, WY

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Unemployment Rate: 2.53%
Average Income: $97,231

3. Cody

Cody, WY

Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Average Income: $69,518

4. Riverton

Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 5.77%
Average Income: $72,075

5. Gillette

Gillette, WY

Unemployment Rate: 4.72%
Average Income: $82,601

6. Casper

Casper, WY

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Unemployment Rate: 4.04%
Average Income: $77,906

7. Sheridan

Sheridan, WY

Unemployment Rate: 2.68%
Average Income: $69,958

8. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY

Unemployment Rate: 5.78%
Average Income: $77,984

9. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY

Unemployment Rate: 4.83%
Average Income: $85,293

10. Laramie

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.71%
Average Income: $57,162


You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Cody and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.

While Cody and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in Wyoming, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Cody will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In Wyoming

Rank Place Unemployment Rate Average Income
1 Green River 4.42% $88,770
2 Jackson 2.53% $97,231
3 Cody 1.0% $69,518
4 Riverton 5.77% $72,075
5 Gillette 4.72% $82,601
6 Casper 4.04% $77,906
7 Sheridan 2.68% $69,958
8 Cheyenne 5.78% $77,984
9 Rock Springs 4.83% $85,293
10 Laramie 4.71% $57,162
11 Evanston 7.02% $65,996
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