Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,897,700 jobs in Wisconsin in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,972,148 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 1,600 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,094 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,897,700 -1,600 +25,700
CPS 2,972,148 +7,094 +20,790

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 October 2015 for Wisconsin at 2,903,700. Since then 6,000 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for December 2015 is at a new high of 2,972,148.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 2,897,700 -1,600 2,972,148 7,094
November 2015 2,899,300 -4,400 2,965,054 10,595
October 2015 2,903,700 17,700 2,954,459 12,664
September 2015 2,886,000 -12,800 2,941,795 7,328
August 2015 2,898,800 7,300 2,934,467 4,018
July 2015 2,891,500 14,300 2,930,449 -7,332
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