Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,992,800 jobs in Wisconsin in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,000,783 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 5,300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 214 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,992,800 +5,300 +6,200
CPS 3,000,783 +214 -10,304

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 January 2020 for Wisconsin is at a new high of 2,992,800.

CPS employment in Wisconsin reached a maximum of 3,037,272 in October 2017. 36,489 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin since then according to the household survey. From a June 2019 low of 2,996,909, Wisconsin has added 3,874 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 2,992,800 5,300 3,000,783 214
December 2019 2,987,500 13,400 3,000,569 -70
November 2019 2,974,100 1,400 3,000,639 54
October 2019 2,972,700 400 3,000,585 840
September 2019 2,972,300 -5,200 2,999,745 1,290
August 2019 2,977,500 -4,800 2,998,455 957
July 2019 2,982,300 -6,100 2,997,498 589
June 2019 2,988,400 7,700 2,996,909 -834
May 2019 2,980,700 -3,300 2,997,743 -2,247
April 2019 2,984,000 2,000 2,999,990 -3,453
March 2019 2,982,000 1,600 3,003,443 -4,031
February 2019 2,980,400 -6,200 3,007,474 -3,613