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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 875,700 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 813,888 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 1,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,069 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Milwaukee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 875,700 +1,400 +9,200
CPS 813,888 +6,069 +22,913

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 805,200 in December 2009, Milwaukee has gained 70,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Milwaukee is at a new high of 813,888.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 875,700 1,400 813,888 6,069
January 2018 874,300 4,300 807,819 2,717
December 2017 870,000 2,800 805,102 -196
November 2017 867,200 1,600 805,298 2,009
October 2017 865,600 -100 803,289 -2,712
September 2017 865,700 -700 806,001 1,015
August 2017 866,400 -900 804,986 -598
July 2017 867,300 -100 805,584 3,611
June 2017 867,400 900 801,973 2,875
May 2017 866,500 -200 799,098 1,754
April 2017 866,700 -3,000 797,344 1,050
March 2017 869,700 3,200 796,294 5,319