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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 73,900 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,693 employed persons for the month. Wausau added 200 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 48 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,900 +200 +200
CPS 71,693 -48 -368

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,900 in July 2012, Wausau has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,724 for Wausau in September 2007. 1,031 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a July 2012 low of 66,079, Wausau has added 5,614 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 73,900 200 71,693 -48
December 2019 73,700 200 71,741 -57
November 2019 73,500 -100 71,798 -105
October 2019 73,600 0 71,903 -85
September 2019 73,600 -100 71,988 -148
August 2019 73,700 -200 72,136 -23
July 2019 73,900 800 72,159 -61
June 2019 73,100 -500 72,220 -145
May 2019 73,600 200 72,365 -127
April 2019 73,400 -100 72,492 95
March 2019 73,500 200 72,397 196
February 2019 73,300 -400 72,201 140