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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 80,100 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,915 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,100 -100 +1,400
CPS 75,915 -7 +470

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 September 2019 at 80,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,246 for La Crosse in February 2017. 331 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey. From a December 2018 low of 75,429, La Crosse has added 486 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 80,100 -100 75,915 -7
September 2019 80,200 100 75,922 -24
August 2019 80,100 400 75,946 104
July 2019 79,700 0 75,842 59
June 2019 79,700 -100 75,783 -91
May 2019 79,800 100 75,874 -7
April 2019 79,700 -200 75,881 122
March 2019 79,900 200 75,759 211
February 2019 79,700 300 75,548 104
January 2019 79,400 200 75,444 15
December 2018 79,200 500 75,429 -4
November 2018 78,700 0 75,433 -12