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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 72,500 jobs in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,706 employed persons for the month. Eau Claire lost 14,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Eau Claire job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,500 -14,900 -15,000
CPS 75,706 -13,378 -13,330

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

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

CES employment for Eau Claire peaked in February 2020 at 88,200. Since then 15,700 jobs have been lost in Eau Claire according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 90,190 for Eau Claire in February 2018. 14,484 jobs have been lost in Eau Claire since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 72,500 -14,900 75,706 -13,378
March 2020 87,400 -800 89,084 66
February 2020 88,200 600 89,018 70
January 2020 87,600 200 88,948 16
December 2019 87,400 700 88,932 39
November 2019 86,700 -300 88,893 34
October 2019 87,000 -300 88,859 34
September 2019 87,300 0 88,825 20
August 2019 87,300 200 88,805 -3
July 2019 87,100 -100 88,808 -35
June 2019 87,200 -800 88,843 -79
May 2019 88,000 500 88,922 -114