Labor Supply Areas

Details:

The counties were grouped into nine labor supply areas based on:

  • County-to-state industry employment and wage ratios using Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
  • the relationship a county may have to surrounding counties in such areas as:
    • commuting
    • transportation infrastructure
    • proximity to counties


Four industries were the main sectors analyzed for industrial emphasis in determining the aggregates. These industries were:

  1. manufacturing
  2. trade, transportation & utilities
  3. education & health services
  4. public administration

The labor supply areas have a minimum of 42,000 total jobs in 11 major NAICS industries. Eight of the nine LSAs areas are contiguous.

Labor supply areas are composed of:

  • all non-Metropolitan Statistical Area (non-MSA) counties
  • except Kenosha, St. Croix and Pierce Counties


Though Kenosha, St. Croix and Pierce counties are technically MSA counties (via Illinois and Minnesota designations), they are particularly small compared to their Illinois and Minnesota counterparts. Also, the wage disparities between the Wisconsin and Illinois/Minnesota counties were skewed greatly to higher wages in the Illinois/Minnesota counties.

The wage data in the following nine reports are estimates based on a sample from the 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics survey (OES) utilizing the LEWIS Estimates Delivery System. LEWIS uses occupational employment data to generate wage and employment estimates at the county level.

These estimates are not intended to be quoted in any official or certifying capacity. The reports are intended to show occupational wages at a smaller geographic detail than what is normally offered via Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey. Data for these reports comes from the May 2016 OES survey.

Download wage data for non-metropolitan Labor Supply Areas (LSA).

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LSA Map

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LSA Map

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LSA Map

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