Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,877,300 jobs in Wisconsin in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,949,964 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 8,600 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 8,849 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,877,300 -8,600 +38,700
CPS 2,949,964 -8,849 +31,881

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 12,700 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 2,969,131 in February 2015. 19,167 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 2,877,300 -8,600 2,949,964 -8,849
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
July 2014 2,845,100 1,400 2,928,443 5,654
June 2014 2,843,700 5,100 2,922,789 4,706