Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,985,200 jobs in Wisconsin in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,035,966 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 3,400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,424 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,985,200 -3,400 +11,400
CPS 3,035,966 +2,424 -13,321

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 January 2019 for Wisconsin at 2,988,600. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,049,287 in February 2018. 13,321 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 3,030,874, Wisconsin has added 5,092 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 2,985,200 -3,400 3,035,966 2,424
January 2019 2,988,600 4,100 3,033,542 1,562
December 2018 2,984,500 11,500 3,031,980 550
November 2018 2,973,000 10,200 3,031,430 556
October 2018 2,962,800 -7,500 3,030,874 -352
September 2018 2,970,300 -5,900 3,031,226 -1,434
August 2018 2,976,200 5,400 3,032,660 -3,070
July 2018 2,970,800 -2,300 3,035,730 -3,737
June 2018 2,973,100 6,100 3,039,467 -4,044
May 2018 2,967,000 4,400 3,043,511 -3,381
April 2018 2,962,600 -11,300 3,046,892 -1,850
March 2018 2,973,900 100 3,048,742 -545