Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 816,200 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 757,435 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 203 (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 877,600. Since then 61,400 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 758,200 in April 2020, Milwaukee has gained 58,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 800,798 for Milwaukee in August 2017. 43,363 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 701,211, Milwaukee has added 56,224 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History