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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 79,700 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,621 employed persons for the month. La Crosse added 300 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,700 +300 +800
CPS 77,621 +309 +1,152

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 80,100. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 79,400 in March 2018, La Crosse has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,641 for La Crosse in February 2018. 20 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 77,312, La Crosse has added 309 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 79,700 300 77,621 309
March 2018 79,400 -700 77,312 -329
February 2018 80,100 400 77,641 593
January 2018 79,700 500 77,048 404
December 2017 79,200 -100 76,644 -79
November 2017 79,300 100 76,723 17
October 2017 79,200 700 76,706 195
September 2017 78,500 -100 76,511 253
August 2017 78,600 -100 76,258 107
July 2017 78,700 -200 76,151 -8
June 2017 78,900 200 76,159 -93
May 2017 78,700 -200 76,252 -217