Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,972,500 jobs in Wisconsin in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,054,198 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 10,500 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,581 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,972,500 +10,500 +42,400
CPS 3,054,198 +1,581 +65,393

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 October 2017 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,972,500.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,063,302 in June 2017. 9,104 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 3,052,142, Wisconsin has added 2,056 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 2,972,500 10,500 3,054,198 1,581
September 2017 2,962,000 12,200 3,052,617 475
August 2017 2,949,800 -7,100 3,052,142 -7,092
July 2017 2,956,900 5,800 3,059,234 -4,068
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