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Appleton, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 123,100 jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,558 employed persons for the month. Appleton added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 335 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Appleton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,100 +500 +3,400
CPS 127,558 +335 +5,753

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 6,099 jobs have been lost in Appleton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,600 in April 2020, Appleton has gained 12,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 127,819 for Appleton in June 2017. 261 jobs have been lost in Appleton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 110,132, Appleton has added 17,426 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 123,100 500 127,558 335
June 2021 122,600 -700 127,223 181
May 2021 123,300 -100 127,042 229
April 2021 123,400 400 126,813 35
March 2021 123,000 200 126,778 98
February 2021 122,800 -100 126,680 53
January 2021 122,900 700 126,627 180
December 2020 122,200 700 126,447 517
November 2020 121,500 -100 125,930 638
October 2020 121,600 -700 125,292 -2,226
September 2020 122,300 900 127,518 4,053
August 2020 121,400 1,700 123,465 1,660