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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 77,700 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,898 employed persons for the month. La Crosse added 700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,700 +700 +1,200
CPS 74,898 -202 -939

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 79,500. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,200 in April 2020, La Crosse has gained 10,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,466 for La Crosse in March 2022. 1,568 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 77,700 700 74,898 -202
August 2022 77,000 400 75,100 -281
July 2022 76,600 500 75,381 -399
June 2022 76,100 -500 75,780 -443
May 2022 76,600 -500 76,223 -160
April 2022 77,100 -300 76,383 -83
March 2022 77,400 100 76,466 88
February 2022 77,300 100 76,378 143
January 2022 77,200 600 76,235 255
December 2021 76,600 400 75,980 -38
November 2021 76,200 -200 76,018 0
October 2021 76,400 -100 76,018 181