Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,952,500 jobs in Wisconsin in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,014,089 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 7,000 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 15,206 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,952,500 +7,000 +63,000
CPS 3,014,089 -15,206 -16,114

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 2020 for Wisconsin at 2,996,900. Since then 44,400 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,591,600 in April 2020, Wisconsin has gained 360,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,059,272 in May 2022. 45,183 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 2,952,500 7,000 3,014,089 -15,206
August 2022 2,945,500 7,600 3,029,295 -12,786
July 2022 2,937,900 9,900 3,042,081 -10,577
June 2022 2,928,000 -3,400 3,052,658 -6,614
May 2022 2,931,400 200 3,059,272 1,263
April 2022 2,931,200 3,500 3,058,009 1,799
March 2022 2,927,700 800 3,056,210 7,311
February 2022 2,926,900 22,900 3,048,899 4,995
January 2022 2,904,000 3,300 3,043,904 5,380
December 2021 2,900,700 6,100 3,038,524 759
November 2021 2,894,600 6,300 3,037,765 2,250
October 2021 2,888,300 -1,200 3,035,515 5,312