Sheridan County, like Wyoming as a whole, saw continued modest growth in the second quarter of 2019.
That’s according to a recently released report from Wyoming Workforce Services.
In the second quarter of 2019, Sheridan County reported just over 13,650 jobs compared to just over 13,500 jobs at the same period in 2018. That was an increase of about 1 percent. Total wages in the second quarter of 2019 exceeded $146,000, compared to slightly over $140,000 in 2018.
Converse County led the state in the second quarter of 2019 with a gain of over 1,400 jobs, with the biggest gain – 800 jobs – in the construction sector.
Laramie County gained over 800 jobs, Natrona County just over 500 jobs, and Campbell County over 370 jobs. Sweetwater County reported a job growth of just under 350.
In spite of the overall good news, several counties lost jobs compared to 2018. Those included Goshen, Sublette and Washakie counties.
According to Wyoming Workforce Services, preliminary data indicate that employment in the state rose by just under 2 percent from third quarter 2018 to third quarter 2019, with the largest gain, nearly 2,900 jobs, in construction.