Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,973,900 jobs in Wisconsin in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,078,078 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 6,800 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,718 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,973,900 +6,800 +29,700
CPS 3,078,078 +9,718 +39,684

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 in March 2018 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,973,900.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for March 2018 is at a new high of 3,078,078.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 2,973,900 6,800 3,078,078 9,718
February 2018 2,967,100 5,600 3,068,360 7,543
January 2018 2,961,500 8,200 3,060,817 3,421
December 2017 2,953,300 7,100 3,057,396 -334
November 2017 2,946,200 -1,000 3,057,730 -245
October 2017 2,947,200 3,700 3,057,975 1,088
September 2017 2,943,500 0 3,056,887 1,826
August 2017 2,943,500 -2,700 3,055,061 1,853
July 2017 2,946,200 100 3,053,208 2,638
June 2017 2,946,100 2,400 3,050,570 3,129
May 2017 2,943,700 -900 3,047,441 4,063
April 2017 2,944,600 400 3,043,378 4,984