Office of Economic Advisors (OEA)

Purpose:

The Office of Economic Advisors (OEA) is composed of regional labor economists, projectionists, and researchers. We work with state and local partners to provide analysis and insights into pressing workforce development challenges. Engage our team's unique experience and expertise to create customized workforce and economic development research and products to give you the edge in today's competition for talent.

Economists and analysts produce articles, special reports and presentations on the state of the economy. The Projections Unit of the Office of Economic Advisors develops both long-term and short-term outlooks of employment in Wisconsin's industries and occupations. Contact one of our staff members to learn more about what OEA can do for you!

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The Projections Unit of the Office of Economic Advisors develops both long-term and short-term outlooks of employment in Wisconsin's industries and occupations. Projections employment includes nonagricultural wage and salary employment; workers in private households, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, trapping, and self-employed workers (SE) are included. Employment trends in approximately 300 industries and 770 occupations are examined.

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The County Workforce Profiles provide snapshots of the labor market for every Wisconsin county. Each profile includes analysis of current and projected population and labor force dynamics, industry employment, occupational patterns within industries, average wages, and total personal income.

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Labor Market Economists analyze and interpret labor force and economic data to help users understand the effects of trends on employment and economic growth in Workforce Development Areas (WDA), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), and Balance of State (BOS). You can identify the area and the economist to contact with questions.

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You will find publications, presentations, and reports that the Office of Economic Advisors has developed over the years. We have selected some of them here for you to access. The documents were written for an audience with some knowledge about the subject matter. Contact your regional economist for more information.

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The wage data in the following nine reports are estimates based on a sample from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey (OES) utilizing the LEWIS Estimates Delivery System to generate wage and employment estimates for non-MSA based configurations.

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Overview

The occupational data estimates for race, ethnicity and gender by occupation use the 2006 - 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census Bureau.

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Tools you can use

Access additional resources including employer search, state licensing resources, income data, and population data. You can also visit MyLMI widget page or Skill Explorer.

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