Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,934,400 jobs in Wisconsin in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,002,560 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 11,500 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,934,400 +11,500 +51,200
CPS 3,002,560 +10,340 +57,956

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 in March 2016 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,934,400.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for March 2016 is at a new high of 3,002,560.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 2,934,400 11,500 3,002,560 10,340
February 2016 2,922,900 11,600 2,992,220 14,152
January 2016 2,911,300 7,200 2,978,068 12,593
December 2015 2,904,100 1,000 2,965,475 2,679
November 2015 2,903,100 -3,500 2,962,796 3,231
October 2015 2,906,600 19,400 2,959,565 3,572
September 2015 2,887,200 -2,400 2,955,993 3,594
August 2015 2,889,600 1,900 2,952,399 3,220
July 2015 2,887,700 3,100 2,949,179 2,367
June 2015 2,884,600 1,000 2,946,812 1,287
May 2015 2,883,600 2,000 2,945,525 567
April 2015 2,881,600 -1,600 2,944,958 354