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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 71,500 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,364 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 324 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,500 -100 +2,100
CPS 71,364 +324 +3,234

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,900 in April 2020, Wausau has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,779 for Wausau in September 2007. 1,415 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,707, Wausau has added 7,657 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 71,500 -100 71,364 324
June 2021 71,600 900 71,040 337
May 2021 70,700 600 70,703 326
April 2021 70,100 200 70,377 267
March 2021 69,900 -200 70,110 191
February 2021 70,100 300 69,919 102
January 2021 69,800 200 69,817 270
December 2020 69,600 -200 69,547 115
November 2020 69,800 -200 69,432 170
October 2020 70,000 -300 69,262 -1,558
September 2020 70,300 500 70,820 2,193
August 2020 69,800 400 68,627 497