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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 73,400 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,183 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 200 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 31 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,400 -200 +400
CPS 73,183 +31 +1,488

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

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wausau 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 Wausau, Wisconsin

CES employment for Wausau peaked in June 2007 at 74,900. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,900 in August 2012, Wausau has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,188 for Wausau in June 2017. 5 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 73,012, Wausau has added 171 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 73,400 -200 73,183 31
September 2017 73,600 500 73,152 140
August 2017 73,100 -200 73,012 -35
July 2017 73,300 100 73,047 -141
June 2017 73,200 -100 73,188 16
May 2017 73,300 100 73,172 163
April 2017 73,200 300 73,009 461
March 2017 72,900 -200 72,548 324
February 2017 73,100 300 72,224 249
January 2017 72,800 0 71,975 70
December 2016 72,800 0 71,905 78
November 2016 72,800 -200 71,827 132