Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 2,860,300 jobs in Wisconsin in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,965,287 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 3,600 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,305 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.
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Wisconsin Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Wisconsin 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 in Wisconsin
CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Wisconsin at 2,997,800. Since then 137,500 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,590,000 in April 2020, Wisconsin has gained 270,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,027,959 in July 2017. 62,672 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,607,992, Wisconsin has added 357,295 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wisconsin Employment History