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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 882,300 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 803,394 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 1,500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,661 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Milwaukee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 882,300 +1,500 +7,700
CPS 803,394 +6,661 -10,000

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 882,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 817,015 for Milwaukee in March 2018. 13,621 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey. From a December 2018 low of 792,955, Milwaukee has added 10,439 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 882,300 1,500 803,394 6,661
January 2019 880,800 2,300 796,733 3,778
December 2018 878,500 6,200 792,955 -3,740
November 2018 872,300 -1,200 796,695 -4,022
October 2018 873,500 500 800,717 -1,756
September 2018 873,000 -800 802,473 -3,127
August 2018 873,800 -100 805,600 -3,032
July 2018 873,900 600 808,632 928
June 2018 873,300 1,000 807,704 -3,604
May 2018 872,300 -500 811,308 -4,976
April 2018 872,800 -2,600 816,284 -731
March 2018 875,400 800 817,015 3,621