Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,932,800 jobs in Wisconsin in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,007,898 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 3,700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,037 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,932,800 -3,700 +28,700
CPS 3,007,898 -2,037 +42,423

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 November 2016 for Wisconsin at 2,936,500. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,009,935 in November 2016. 2,037 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 2,932,800 -3,700 3,007,898 -2,037
November 2016 2,936,500 1,100 3,009,935 4,251
October 2016 2,935,400 10,800 3,005,684 3,190
September 2016 2,924,600 -9,100 3,002,494 5,808
August 2016 2,933,700 100 2,996,686 1,208
July 2016 2,933,600 7,600 2,995,478 -5,470
June 2016 2,926,000 -1,100 3,000,948 -6,837
May 2016 2,927,100 1,300 3,007,785 1,302
April 2016 2,925,800 -10,400 3,006,483 3,846
March 2016 2,936,200 13,300 3,002,637 10,417
February 2016 2,922,900 11,600 2,992,220 14,152
January 2016 2,911,300 7,200 2,978,068 12,593