County-by-county workforce profiles available on-line
Did you know that:
- Workers commuting from neighboring counties into Dane County more than doubled between 1980 and 1990.
- While Waukesha County's population has increased by 9.6 percent since 1990, the labor force has increased by 16.3 percent.
- In 1996, St. Croix County was the 10th fastest growing county in the state because of 1,914 people have moved there since 1990 and because its 4,438 births exceeded its 2,197 deaths.
- Outagamie County's $23,180 per capita income ranked 9th highest of Wisconsin's 72 counties during 1995.
- Only one company in Forest County employs more than 100 workers and it makes plastic products, not wood.
- In Dane County there are nearly 180 employers in computer services, employing more than 2,000 workers.
- A registered nurse in Brown County makes an average of $16.48 an hour - less than the $16.75 averaged by that profession in much less populous Barron County on the other side of the state.
That's a sampler of the kind of detailed labor market information contained in the 72-county set series of County Workforce Profiles, prepared by Wis. Division of Workforce Excellence labor market analysts.
Each county profile contains information on labor force by age group, commuting patterns, industry hiring changes, largest employers, selected occupational wages, personal income, unemployment, and population growth . The data includes comparisons with state and national averages.
Printed copies are limited but will be available at many libraries; the entire set can also be accessed starting February 6 on the World Wide Web at http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwelmi/