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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 70,100 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,495 employed persons for the month. Wausau added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,100 +300 -3,100
CPS 70,495 -61 -1,116

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,900 in April 2020, Wausau has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,724 for Wausau in September 2007. 2,229 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,167, Wausau has added 7,328 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 70,100 300 70,495 -61
January 2021 69,800 200 70,556 -116
December 2020 69,600 -200 70,672 -94
November 2020 69,800 -200 70,766 -63
October 2020 70,000 -300 70,829 -937
September 2020 70,300 500 71,766 2,035
August 2020 69,800 400 69,731 1,740
July 2020 69,400 1,000 67,991 -30
June 2020 68,400 1,100 68,021 1,730
May 2020 67,300 1,400 66,291 3,124
April 2020 65,900 -7,100 63,167 -8,573
March 2020 73,000 -200 71,740 129