Secretary Gassman Announces New County Workforce Profiles
Workforce Data, Analysis for All 72 Counties Available on DWD Web
Site; Prepared by Office of Economic Advisors, an early Grow Wisconsin Initiative of
Governor Jim Doyle
Madison, WI (CompNewsNetwork) - Wisconsin's Department of Workforce
Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman today announced the 2007 County Workforce
Profiles are now available on the department web site. The profiles contain labor market
data and analysis the Office of Economic Advisors (OEA) prepared on each of Wisconsin's 72
“We need solid data and sound analysis to grow our economy, create good jobs
and succeed in today's tough global market,” Secretary Gassman said. “Thanks to Governor
Doyle and the Grow Wisconsin strategy he developed his first year in office, we have in our
department the Office of Economic Advisors that provides such crucial information. The 2007
County Workforce Profiles is the latest example of the service OEA provides, ensuring that
the decisions we make about economic and workforce development are well informed and keep
Wisconsin moving forward.”
The OEA annual publications offer historical data and analysis and provide
snapshots of the labor market situation in every county. Each county profile includes
analysis of the county's current and projected population dynamics and the effect on the
local labor force. The profiles also include data and analysis on the industries and
prominent employers in each county, the occupational patterns within industries, the labor
force, unemployment, jobs, wages, total personal income, and per capital personal
In addition to the County Workforce Profiles offering crucial information at
the local level, Chief Economist Dennis Winters and the OEA staff have developed Regional
Metrics Benchmarks, which provide Wisconsin's seven new economic regions with
comprehensive, regional data crucial to broader strategic planning efforts.
Launched a year ago, the Regional Metrics Benchmarks provide 36 vital signs
of the economic regions taking shape under the Governor's Grow Wisconsin agenda. These
indicators can be viewed by going to the DWD website, http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/oea/grow.htm,
and clicking on an interactive map or a list of the regions.
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