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Appleton, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 127,400 jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 126,032 employed persons for the month. Appleton added 500 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Appleton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 127,400 +500 +200
CPS 126,032 +4 -1,375

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 300 jobs have been lost in Appleton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 126,600 in October 2019, Appleton has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 128,589 for Appleton in March 2018. 2,557 jobs have been lost in Appleton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2019 low of 126,028, Appleton has added 4 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 127,400 500 126,032 4
December 2019 126,900 300 126,028 -262
November 2019 126,600 0 126,290 -268
October 2019 126,600 -400 126,558 -199
September 2019 127,000 0 126,757 -211
August 2019 127,000 -700 126,968 -132
July 2019 127,700 100 127,100 -74
June 2019 127,600 500 127,174 -153
May 2019 127,100 -100 127,327 -235
April 2019 127,200 0 127,562 -22
March 2019 127,200 -100 127,584 113
February 2019 127,300 100 127,471 64