Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,889,600 jobs in Wisconsin in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,930,183 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 12,400 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,598 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,889,600 +12,400 +44,500
CPS 2,930,183 -7,598 +1,740

Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Wisconsin as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Wisconsin

CES employment peaked in February 2015 for Wisconsin at 2,890,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,877,200 in June 2015, Wisconsin has gained 12,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 2,969,131 in February 2015. 38,948 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 2,889,600 12,400 2,930,183 -7,598
June 2015 2,877,200 -2,900 2,937,781 -12,781
May 2015 2,880,100 -5,800 2,950,562 -8,251
April 2015 2,885,900 100 2,958,813 -6,791
March 2015 2,885,800 -4,200 2,965,604 -3,527
February 2015 2,890,000 13,000 2,969,131 4,711
January 2015 2,877,000 5,000 2,964,420 13,062
December 2014 2,872,000 3,000 2,951,358 2,935
November 2014 2,869,000 10,900 2,948,423 4,004
October 2014 2,858,100 11,300 2,944,419 4,757
September 2014 2,846,800 -4,200 2,939,662 5,398
August 2014 2,851,000 5,900 2,934,264 5,821