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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 79,200 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,780 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 274 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,200 -300 +200
CPS 76,780 +274 +1,562

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 February 2017 at 79,500. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,200 in March 2017, La Crosse has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2017 for La Crosse is at a new high of 76,780.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 79,200 -300 76,780 274
June 2017 79,500 0 76,506 -111
May 2017 79,500 100 76,617 221
April 2017 79,400 1,200 76,396 579
March 2017 78,200 -1,300 75,817 -251
February 2017 79,500 500 76,068 359
January 2017 79,000 300 75,709 164
December 2016 78,700 -400 75,545 -122
November 2016 79,100 500 75,667 233
October 2016 78,600 300 75,434 304
September 2016 78,300 -300 75,130 -25
August 2016 78,600 -400 75,155 -63