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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 69,200 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,843 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,200 -100 -4,300
CPS 70,843 +14 -615

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 5,700 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,500 in April 2020, Wausau has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,724 for Wausau in September 2007. 1,881 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,167, Wausau has added 7,676 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 69,200 -100 70,843 14
October 2020 69,300 -600 70,829 -937
September 2020 69,900 400 71,766 2,035
August 2020 69,500 100 69,731 1,740
July 2020 69,400 400 67,991 -30
June 2020 69,000 2,800 68,021 1,730
May 2020 66,200 2,700 66,291 3,124
April 2020 63,500 -10,400 63,167 -8,573
March 2020 73,900 -100 71,740 129
February 2020 74,000 0 71,611 115
January 2020 74,000 300 71,496 19
December 2019 73,700 200 71,477 19