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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 73,400 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,145 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,400 -300 +1,200
CPS 74,145 -275 +2,040

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wausau 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 Wausau, Wisconsin

CES employment for Wausau peaked in June 2007 at 74,900. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,900 in August 2012, Wausau has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,420 for Wausau in April 2018. 275 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 73,400 -300 74,145 -275
April 2018 73,700 100 74,420 12
March 2018 73,600 -100 74,408 261
February 2018 73,700 600 74,147 787
January 2018 73,100 300 73,360 542
December 2017 72,800 300 72,818 222
November 2017 72,500 100 72,596 228
October 2017 72,400 500 72,368 176
September 2017 71,900 -200 72,192 134
August 2017 72,100 -200 72,058 12
July 2017 72,300 100 72,046 -38
June 2017 72,200 0 72,084 -21