Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 2,930,700 jobs in Wisconsin in August 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,996,150 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 2,900 jobs in August 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 672 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.
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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 March 2016 for Wisconsin at 2,936,200. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,925,800 in April 2016, Wisconsin has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,007,785 in May 2016. 11,635 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 2,995,478, Wisconsin has added 672 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wisconsin Employment History