Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,845,900 jobs in Wisconsin in February 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,895,885 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 9,500 jobs in February 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,000 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,845,900 -9,500 +30,000
CPS 2,895,885 +7,000 +31,856

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 June 2007 for Wisconsin at 2,889,300. Since then 43,400 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,713,100 in December 2009, Wisconsin has gained 132,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 2,959,841 in February 2008. 63,956 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 2,811,857, Wisconsin has added 84,028 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2014

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2014 2,845,900 -9,500 2,895,885 7,000
January 2014 2,855,400 6,400 2,888,885 10,547
December 2013 2,849,000 7,700 2,878,338 3,977
November 2013 2,841,300 1,500 2,874,361 3,703
October 2013 2,839,800 15,100 2,870,658 3,330
September 2013 2,824,700 3,800 2,867,328 2,104
August 2013 2,820,900 6,000 2,865,224 264
July 2013 2,814,900 700 2,864,960 -1,360
June 2013 2,814,200 4,100 2,866,320 -1,365
May 2013 2,810,100 6,500 2,867,685 57
April 2013 2,803,600 -7,300 2,867,628 1,601
March 2013 2,810,900 -5,000 2,866,027 1,998
February 2013 2,815,900 16,800 2,864,029 2,149