Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,931,300 jobs in Wisconsin in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,008,093 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 5,500 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,610 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,931,300 +5,500 +47,700
CPS 3,008,093 +1,610 +62,568

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 March 2016 for Wisconsin at 2,936,200. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,925,800 in April 2016, Wisconsin has gained 5,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for May 2016 is at a new high of 3,008,093.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 2,931,300 5,500 3,008,093 1,610
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
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