Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,974,400 jobs in Wisconsin in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,065,708 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 2,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,568 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,974,400 +2,500 +40,600
CPS 3,065,708 +11,568 +77,164

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 November 2017 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,974,400.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for November 2017 is at a new high of 3,065,708.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,974,400 2,500 3,065,708 11,568
October 2017 2,971,900 9,900 3,054,140 1,523
September 2017 2,962,000 12,200 3,052,617 475
August 2017 2,949,800 -7,100 3,052,142 -7,092
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