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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 73,100 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,460 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 172 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,100 -300 +600
CPS 72,460 -172 +849

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,000 in July 2012, Wausau has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,772 for Wausau in August 2007. 312 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 65,964, Wausau has added 6,496 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 73,100 -300 72,460 -172
November 2016 73,400 0 72,632 257
October 2016 73,400 400 72,375 -75
September 2016 73,000 -400 72,450 -265
August 2016 73,400 0 72,715 616
July 2016 73,400 900 72,099 358
June 2016 72,500 -200 71,741 162
May 2016 72,700 500 71,579 175
April 2016 72,200 -200 71,404 -267
March 2016 72,400 100 71,671 -59
February 2016 72,300 -100 71,730 -54
January 2016 72,400 -100 71,784 173