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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 79,900 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,414 employed persons for the month. La Crosse added 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 348 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,900 +500 +700
CPS 76,414 +348 -1,227

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

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for La Crosse 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 La Crosse, Wisconsin

CES employment for La Crosse in February 2019 is at a new high of 79,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,852 for La Crosse in July 2018. 1,438 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 76,066, La Crosse has added 348 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 79,900 500 76,414 348
January 2019 79,400 200 76,066 -499
December 2018 79,200 500 76,565 -99
November 2018 78,700 0 76,664 -252
October 2018 78,700 -400 76,916 -471
September 2018 79,100 200 77,387 -453
August 2018 78,900 -100 77,840 -12
July 2018 79,000 200 77,852 220
June 2018 78,800 300 77,632 -89
May 2018 78,500 -200 77,721 164
April 2018 78,700 400 77,557 245
March 2018 78,300 -900 77,312 -329