Department of Numbers

Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 2,930,400 jobs in Wisconsin in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,058,047 employed persons for the month. Wisconsin added 2,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,837 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Wisconsin job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,930,400 +2,700 +52,600
CPS 3,058,047 +1,837 +54,849

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 66,500 jobs have been lost in Wisconsin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,591,600 in April 2020, Wisconsin has gained 338,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Wisconsin for April 2022 is at a new high of 3,058,047.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 2,930,400 2,700 3,058,047 1,837
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
September 2021 2,889,500 -4,300 3,030,203 5,601
August 2021 2,893,800 -7,800 3,024,602 4,758
July 2021 2,901,600 17,100 3,019,844 4,843
June 2021 2,884,500 5,600 3,015,001 5,108
May 2021 2,878,900 1,100 3,009,893 6,695