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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 72,500 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,240 employed persons for the month. Wausau added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 450 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,500 +100 +700
CPS 72,240 -450 -383

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,800 in April 2020, Wausau has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,494 for Wausau in April 2022. 1,254 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 72,500 100 72,240 -450
August 2022 72,400 -300 72,690 -301
July 2022 72,700 100 72,991 -207
June 2022 72,600 200 73,198 -228
May 2022 72,400 -100 73,426 -68
April 2022 72,500 200 73,494 78
March 2022 72,300 100 73,416 201
February 2022 72,200 -100 73,215 250
January 2022 72,300 600 72,965 214
December 2021 71,700 -300 72,751 4
November 2021 72,000 100 72,747 40
October 2021 71,900 100 72,707 84