Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,974,500 jobs in Wisconsin in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,074,995 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 1,700 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,974,500 -1,700 +40,200
CPS 3,074,995 +9,216 +86,887

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 2017 for Wisconsin at 2,976,200. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for December 2017 is at a new high of 3,074,995.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 2,974,500 -1,700 3,074,995 9,216
November 2017 2,976,200 4,300 3,065,779 11,639
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