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.
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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
Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History