Department of Numbers

Appleton, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 122,900 jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 126,527 employed persons for the month. Appleton lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 200 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Appleton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,900 0 -6,100
CPS 126,527 -200 -100

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 January 2020 at 129,199. Since then 6,299 jobs have been lost in Appleton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,600 in April 2020, Appleton has gained 12,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 128,312 for Appleton in May 2017. 1,785 jobs have been lost in Appleton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 111,277, Appleton has added 15,250 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 122,900 0 126,527 -200
January 2021 122,900 700 126,727 1,978
December 2020 122,200 700 124,749 -283
November 2020 121,500 -100 125,032 -282
October 2020 121,600 -700 125,314 -93
September 2020 122,300 900 125,407 3,895
August 2020 121,400 1,700 121,512 3,808
July 2020 119,700 1,900 117,704 -33
June 2020 117,800 4,500 117,737 2,922
May 2020 113,300 2,700 114,815 3,538
April 2020 110,600 -17,599 111,277 -15,271
March 2020 128,199 -800 126,548 -79