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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 72,900 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,533 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,900 -200 +1,200
CPS 72,533 +309 +1,900

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,900 in August 2012, Wausau has gained 6,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,772 for Wausau in August 2007. 239 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 65,909, Wausau has added 6,624 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 72,900 -200 72,533 309
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
October 2016 73,000 800 71,695 49
September 2016 72,200 -400 71,646 43
August 2016 72,600 0 71,603 230
July 2016 72,600 500 71,373 255
June 2016 72,100 100 71,118 236
May 2016 72,000 -200 70,882 197
April 2016 72,200 500 70,685 52