Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,954,700 jobs in Wisconsin in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,059,158 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 3,600 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,954,700 +3,600 +26,500
CPS 3,059,158 -4,144 +71,143

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 April 2017 for Wisconsin at 2,960,200. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,951,100 in June 2017, Wisconsin has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,063,302 in June 2017. 4,144 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 2,954,700 3,600 3,059,158 -4,144
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
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