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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 80,200 jobs in La Crosse, Wisconsin in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,009 employed persons for the month. La Crosse lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare La Crosse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,200 -300 +1,000
CPS 77,009 -378 +303

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 June 2018 at 80,700. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in La Crosse according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,852 for La Crosse in July 2018. 843 jobs have been lost in La Crosse since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

La Crosse, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 80,200 -300 77,009 -378
September 2018 80,500 200 77,387 -453
August 2018 80,300 -300 77,840 -12
July 2018 80,600 -100 77,852 220
June 2018 80,700 500 77,632 -89
May 2018 80,200 500 77,721 164
April 2018 79,700 300 77,557 245
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