Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 853,900 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 782,808 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 300 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,877 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Milwaukee job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CES employment for Milwaukee peaked in June 2000 at 877,300. Since then 23,400 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 756,600 in April 2020, Milwaukee has gained 97,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 802,948 for Milwaukee in August 2017. 20,140 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 691,196, Milwaukee has added 91,612 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History