Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,934,500 jobs in Wisconsin in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,998,368 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 200 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,934,500 +200 +16,100
CPS 2,998,368 +10,260 +20,431

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 January 2017 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,934,500.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for January 2017 is at a new high of 2,998,368.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2017 2,934,500 200 2,998,368 10,260
December 2016 2,934,300 500 2,988,108 -436
November 2016 2,933,800 3,700 2,988,544 -261
October 2016 2,930,100 6,300 2,988,805 -19
September 2016 2,923,800 -5,300 2,988,824 299
August 2016 2,929,100 900 2,988,525 510
July 2016 2,928,200 11,400 2,988,015 529
June 2016 2,916,800 100 2,987,486 466
May 2016 2,916,700 -7,600 2,987,020 651
April 2016 2,924,300 1,300 2,986,369 1,461
March 2016 2,923,000 400 2,984,908 2,778
February 2016 2,922,600 4,200 2,982,130 4,193