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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 75,800 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,824 employed persons for the month. La Crosse added 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,800 +100 +2,000
CPS 74,824 +177 +1,880

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 peaked in February 2018 at 79,400. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,700 in April 2020, La Crosse has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,866 for La Crosse in March 2017. 1,042 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,641, La Crosse has added 11,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 75,800 100 74,824 177
October 2021 75,700 -300 74,647 132
September 2021 76,000 0 74,515 236
August 2021 76,000 0 74,279 174
July 2021 76,000 500 74,105 214
June 2021 75,500 -100 73,891 140
May 2021 75,600 400 73,751 156
April 2021 75,200 -500 73,595 79
March 2021 75,700 900 73,516 132
February 2021 74,800 -500 73,384 -137
January 2021 75,300 700 73,521 306
December 2020 74,600 800 73,215 271