Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,948,100 jobs in Wisconsin in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,029,944 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 2,700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 16,411 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,948,100 -2,700 +25,100
CPS 3,029,944 +16,411 +45,036

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 February 2017 for Wisconsin at 2,950,800. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for March 2017 is at a new high of 3,029,944.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,948,100 -2,700 3,029,944 16,411
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
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