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Wausau, Wisconsin Job Growth

There were 71,800 jobs in Wausau, Wisconsin in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,144 employed persons for the month. Wausau lost 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 150 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wausau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,800 -100 +2,000
CPS 72,144 +150 +2,712

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 3,100 jobs have been lost in Wausau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,900 in April 2020, Wausau has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,779 for Wausau in September 2007. 635 jobs have been lost in Wausau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,707, Wausau has added 8,437 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Wausau, Wisconsin Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 71,800 -100 72,144 150
October 2021 71,900 200 71,994 194
September 2021 71,700 500 71,800 278
August 2021 71,200 -400 71,522 172
July 2021 71,600 0 71,350 310
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