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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 82,300 jobs in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,174 employed persons for the month. Eau Claire lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 104 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Eau Claire job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,300 -200 -4,400
CPS 88,174 +104 -719

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 5,900 jobs have been lost in Eau Claire according to the employer survey. From a trough of 74,100 in April 2020, Eau Claire has gained 8,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 90,190 for Eau Claire in February 2018. 2,016 jobs have been lost in Eau Claire since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 77,191, Eau Claire has added 10,983 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 82,300 -200 88,174 104
October 2020 82,500 1,300 88,070 -7
September 2020 81,200 200 88,077 2,046
August 2020 81,000 1,400 86,031 3,196
July 2020 79,600 300 82,835 -30
June 2020 79,300 4,100 82,865 3,863
May 2020 75,200 1,100 79,002 1,811
April 2020 74,100 -13,300 77,191 -11,893
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