Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Job Growth
There were 879,200 jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 798,517 employed persons for the month. Milwaukee added 400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 497 (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 February 2019 at 882,200. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 878,700 in June 2019, Milwaukee has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 802,611 for Milwaukee in August 2017. 4,094 jobs have been lost in Milwaukee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2018 low of 795,633, Milwaukee has added 2,884 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employment History