Department of Numbers

Appleton, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 126,700 jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,085 employed persons for the month. Appleton added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 50 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Appleton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 126,700 +100 +3,500
CPS 131,085 +50 +3,382

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 129,300. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Appleton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,600 in April 2020, Appleton has gained 16,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Appleton is at a new high of 131,085.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 126,700 100 131,085 50
March 2022 126,600 500 131,035 264
February 2022 126,100 700 130,771 343
January 2022 125,400 900 130,428 401
December 2021 124,500 500 130,027 -47
November 2021 124,000 -200 130,074 59
October 2021 124,200 400 130,015 391
September 2021 123,800 -200 129,624 524
August 2021 124,000 -300 129,100 520
July 2021 124,300 1,200 128,580 446
June 2021 123,100 -100 128,134 280
May 2021 123,200 0 127,854 151