Workforce Data: Industry and Occupation Projections

According to a recent Forward Analytics report on employment, pay and education, Wisconsin’s economy is slowly transitioning to high-skilled, higher-paying jobs. Wisconsin Public Radio provided highlights of the report which showed jobs requiring a bachelors degree or associates degree grew almost 12 percent from 2012 to 2018. Those that require only a high school diploma or less grew 6 percent or less.

Additional workforce data published by the Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development (DWD) is available in the Wisconsin Digital Archives. This data provides detailed information about the labor force, industry employment and wages, and employment projections broken down by county. This data is useful to better understand Wisconsin’s workforce and how it’s changing.

Here are just a couple of reports available in the Wisconsin Digital Archives:

For more information about industry and occupation projections, visit the DWD webpage.

Blog post written by: Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning