Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,902,300 jobs in Wisconsin in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,958,024 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 5,100 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,180 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,902,300 +5,100 +53,300
CPS 2,958,024 +8,180 +79,686

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 December 2014 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,902,300.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 2,959,841 in February 2008. 1,817 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 146,167 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 2,902,300 5,100 2,958,024 8,180
November 2014 2,897,200 22,200 2,949,844 17,783
October 2014 2,875,000 7,100 2,932,061 14,629
September 2014 2,867,900 1,700 2,917,432 13,569
August 2014 2,866,200 3,200 2,903,863 5,025
July 2014 2,863,000 6,000 2,898,838 -1,210
June 2014 2,857,000 -200 2,900,048 -6,069
May 2014 2,857,200 -1,400 2,906,117 1,447
April 2014 2,858,600 8,900 2,904,670 4,946
March 2014 2,849,700 7,300 2,899,724 3,918
February 2014 2,842,400 -13,000 2,895,806 6,921
January 2014 2,855,400 6,400 2,888,885 10,547