Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 773,300 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 728,846 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 14,600 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 27,635 (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 January 2020 at 878,800. Since then 105,500 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 758,700 in April 2020, Milwaukee has gained 14,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 800,798 for Milwaukee in August 2017. 71,952 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 701,211, Milwaukee has added 27,635 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History