Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,866,400 jobs in Wisconsin in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,903,983 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 3,400 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,145 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,866,400 +3,400 +45,500
CPS 2,903,983 +5,145 +38,759

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 22,900 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,713,100 in December 2009, Wisconsin has gained 153,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 2,959,841 in February 2008. 55,858 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 92,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 2,866,400 3,400 2,903,983 5,145
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
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