Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 855,700 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 784,908 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee lost 1,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,512 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Milwaukee job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CES employment for Milwaukee peaked in January 2001 at 877,400. Since then 21,700 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 805,100 in November 2009, Milwaukee has gained 50,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 796,269 for Milwaukee in August 2016. 11,361 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History