Joan Evans

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Joan Evans
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Wyoming Director of Workforce Services
In office
2007 – present
Years in position 8
Base salary$88,439
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 2006
Appointed byGov. Dave Freudenthal
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming (1988)
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming (1998)
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Joan Evans is the current Wyoming Director of Workforce Services. She has served in this position since 2007.[1]


Evans was serving as director of the Carbon County Higher Education Center in Rawlins when she was appointed as Wyoming Director of Workforce Services in 2006.[2]

Evans holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.A. in Adult Education, both from the University of Wyoming.[3]


  • B.S. in Finance - University of Wyoming (1988)
  • M.A. in Adult Education - University of Wyoming (1998)

Political career

Wyoming Director of Workforce Services (2007-present)

Evans has served as Wyoming Director of Workforce Services since 2007.



Evans was re-appointed as Wyoming Director of Workforce Services by Gov. Matt Mead on January 5, 2011. At the same time he also named her director of the Wyoming Department of Employment, proposing to merge the two agencies.[4]


Evans was appointed as Wyoming Director of Workforce Services by Gov. Dave Freudenthal in December 2006.[2]

State profile

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153.

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 3.6 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 5.8 in 2010, trailing the national average of 87.4. Wyoming experienced a 2.8 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, exceeding a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.[5]


Wyoming fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Wyoming residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wyoming was $57,406 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 10.9 percent poverty rate in Wyoming during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Wyoming (%) United States (%)
White 92.7 77.7
Black or African American 1.7 13.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.6 1.2
Asian 0.9 5.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 9.7 17.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, 2000-2012[6][7]
Year Democratic vote in Wyoming (%) Republican vote in Wyoming (%) Democratic vote in U.S. (%) Republican vote in U.S. (%)
2012 27.6 68.2 51.1 47.2
2008 32.4 64.4 52.9 45.7
2004 28.8 68.2 48.3 50.7
2000 27.3 66.7 48.4 47.9

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[8]

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