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Regional Publications

image Wisconsin County Workforce Profile 2009 cover County Workforce Profiles

The 2011 County Workforce Profiles provide snapshots of the labor market for every Wisconsin county. Each profile includes analysis: of the current and projected population dynamics, of the effect those dynamics have upon the labor force, of the county industries and employers, of the occupational patterns within industries and average wages, and of total personal income. The series of 72 County Workforce Profiles are created by the labor market analysts and economists in the Department of Workforce Development Office of Economic Advisors.

image of profile cover page contains title Economic Develoment Regon Profile Wisconsin Economic Development Region Data Brief

Profiles for Economic Development Regions are graphs and charts of the region's labor market, demography and economy. Regional data is compared to state and national averages.

image of profile cover page contains title (County)WDA Profile, May 2010 Workforce Development Area (WDA) Data Brief

Profiles for WDAs are graphs and charts of the region's labor market, demography and economy. Regional data is compared to state and national averages.

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image of Apprenticeship publication cover Apprenticeship in Wisconsin

This reference guide provides an overview of the Wisconsin apprenticeship system. Included in this guide are working occupation descriptions, working conditions, training requirements, application requirements, and a directory of apprenticeship training representatives and Technical College contacts. Revised December 2012.

image of brochure content Business Employment Dynamics

Business Employment Dynamics (BED), a US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) product, contain information on quarterly gross job gains and gross job losses. Gross job gains and gross job losses reveal aspects of business dynamics that underlie the net employment changes that are reported in monthly nonfarm estimates and in quarterly covered employment and wages (QCEW) data. New numbers are available nine months after the completion of each quarter.

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image Wisconsin community pattern cover County-to-County Worker Flow in Wisconsin

County-to-county worker flows examine interconnections between the state's counties. This publication provides estimates for commuting destinations of county residents, the origin of county workers, and typical travel times of county residents.

Published: May 2013

image says Employment and Wages by Industry Employment and Wages by Industry

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program provides the most complete set of monthly employment and quarterly wage data for the State and county levels.  The data pertain to workers covered by Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal civilian workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. Covered employment reported by these sources provides a virtual census of payroll employment about 155,000 business establishments and 2.7 million employees. Quarterly and annual data available.

NOTE: Changes impacting the display of specific NAICS sectors became effective in October 2012. These sectors are 31-33 (Manufacturing), 44-45 (Retail Trade), and 48-49 (Transportation and Warehousing). Publications were re-created for 1st quarter 2011 through 1st quarter 2012.

image for quarterly initial claims Initial Claims

The 2013 quarterly report maps the number of initial claims by county and identifies areas of the state where people reside who have recently filed for unemployment insurance benefits. Revised January 2014.

image for Skill Explorer brochure and website Skill Explorer

Skill Explorer is a new job search tool that goes beyond job titles to find opportunities that match the skills and training you have – but in career fields you may not have considered. You only need a working knowledge of your employment history. Skill Explorer shows you more options, and more options mean a better chance to find a job.

image of cover for Using Labor Market Information to Understand Your Local Economy: A Wisconsin Cookbook Using Labor Market Information to Understand Your Local Economy: A Wisconsin Cookbook

As the name implies this 49 page document is about how to use the labor market analysis for local economic planning. The information is timeless. Revised August 2006.

image for Wisconsin's Nursing Survey Summaries Wisconsin's Nursing Survey Summaries

In Wisconsin, Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to complete a survey when renewing their license. The RN Survey Summary summarizes the characteristics of the 78,159 RN’s in the state in 2012. The LPN Survey Summary includes information collected from 14,165 LPNs in 2011. The information reported provides invaluable insight into these Wisconsin occupations. This survey process will continue in future years providing updated information every other year for each nursing group.

Additional Workforce Development Publications, by specialty area:

  • Equal Rights (ER) | Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) | Unemployment Insurance (UI) On the DWD Publications page, select DWD Division option to review that division's publications.

  • Federal News offers a variety of timely topics related to workforce issues and trends. The following topics are updated regularly:
    • Business Employment Dynamics | Producer Price Index | Real Earnings | U.S. Import and Export Prices Indexes | Employer Costs for Employee Compensation | Consumer Price Index E-Government Portal

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