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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 79,500 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,861 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 400 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,500 -400 +800
CPS 75,861 +102 +108

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 March 2019 at 79,900. Since then 400 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. 385 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 432 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 79,500 -400 75,861 102
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
October 2018 78,700 -400 75,445 -33
September 2018 79,100 200 75,478 -4
August 2018 78,900 -100 75,482 11
July 2018 79,000 200 75,471 -32
June 2018 78,800 300 75,503 -104
May 2018 78,500 -200 75,607 -146