Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,948,100 jobs in Wisconsin in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,051,853 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 8,800 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,381 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,948,100 -8,800 +19,000
CPS 3,051,853 -7,381 +63,328

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 April 2017 for Wisconsin at 2,960,200. Since then 12,100 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,063,302 in June 2017. 11,449 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 2,948,100 -8,800 3,051,853 -7,381
July 2017 2,956,900 5,800 3,059,234 -4,068
June 2017 2,951,100 -5,400 3,063,302 4,513
May 2017 2,956,500 -3,700 3,058,789 12,204
April 2017 2,960,200 13,100 3,046,585 16,790
March 2017 2,947,100 -3,700 3,029,795 16,262
February 2017 2,950,800 11,100 3,013,533 14,698
January 2017 2,939,700 5,400 2,998,835 10,727
December 2016 2,934,300 500 2,988,108 -436
November 2016 2,933,800 3,700 2,988,544 -261
October 2016 2,930,100 6,300 2,988,805 -19
September 2016 2,923,800 -5,300 2,988,824 299