Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,923,600 jobs in Wisconsin in April 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,006,141 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 12,600 jobs in April 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,504 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,923,600 -12,600 +42,000
CPS 3,006,141 +3,504 +61,183

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 12,600 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for April 2016 is at a new high of 3,006,141.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2016

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2016 2,923,600 -12,600 3,006,141 3,504
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
May 2015 2,883,600 2,000 2,945,525 567