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.
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
Publications Listed Alphabetically
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.
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.
There are seven eye-catching guidance posters that display occupations and wages and education
requirements for such industries as construction, health care, finance, information technology.
Review the posters to see what education is needed today, tomorrow and in the future to get you
where you want to go. Revised April 2009.
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
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
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.
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
Revised October 2013.
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