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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 78,600 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,367 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,600 -400 +700
CPS 75,367 -235 +490

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for La Crosse 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 for La Crosse, Wisconsin

CES employment for La Crosse peaked in November 2016 at 79,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,602 for La Crosse in November 2016. 235 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 78,600 -400 75,367 -235
November 2016 79,000 500 75,602 291
October 2016 78,500 200 75,311 -97
September 2016 78,300 400 75,408 -4
August 2016 77,900 -100 75,412 82
July 2016 78,000 800 75,330 571
June 2016 77,200 -1,200 74,759 -393
May 2016 78,400 300 75,152 17
April 2016 78,100 300 75,135 138
March 2016 77,800 600 74,997 133
February 2016 77,200 -200 74,864 20
January 2016 77,400 -500 74,844 -33