Department of Numbers

Appleton, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 117,000 jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,191 employed persons for the month. Appleton lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 123 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Appleton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,000 -200 -9,600
CPS 125,191 -123 -1,389

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Appleton 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 for Appleton, Wisconsin

CES employment for Appleton peaked in July 2019 at 127,700. Since then 10,700 jobs have been lost in Appleton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 108,800 in April 2020, Appleton has gained 8,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 128,312 for Appleton in May 2017. 3,121 jobs have been lost in Appleton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 111,277, Appleton has added 13,914 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 117,000 -200 125,191 -123
October 2020 117,200 -200 125,314 -93
September 2020 117,400 400 125,407 3,895
August 2020 117,000 1,800 121,512 3,808
July 2020 115,200 1,200 117,704 -33
June 2020 114,000 3,200 117,737 2,922
May 2020 110,800 2,000 114,815 3,538
April 2020 108,800 -17,400 111,277 -15,271
March 2020 126,200 -1,000 126,548 -79
February 2020 127,200 100 126,627 -12
January 2020 127,100 200 126,639 128
December 2019 126,900 300 126,511 -69