Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 2,995,500 jobs in Wisconsin in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,026,153 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin lost 6,400 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,015 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.
|Employment Survey||May 2023||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 April 2023 for Wisconsin at 3,001,900. Since then 6,400 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,047,331 in July 2017. 21,178 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,649,524, Wisconsin has added 376,629 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wisconsin Employment History