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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 78,300 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,883 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 1,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 185 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,300 -1,200 +300
CPS 75,883 -185 +675

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 1,200 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,068 for La Crosse in February 2017. 185 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 78,300 -1,200 75,883 -185
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
July 2016 79,000 700 75,218 186
June 2016 78,300 100 75,032 113
May 2016 78,200 -100 74,919 -148
April 2016 78,300 300 75,067 -141