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Forward Wisconsin is a unique public-private state marketing and business recruitment organization. Their job is marketing outside Wisconsin to attract new businesses, jobs and economic activity to the state. Forward Wisconsin is a resource for Economic Developers and Businesses that provides information and links to various sites as well as their own business toolkit.
The Governor's Council on Workforce Investment establishes a state workforce investment board with strong leadership, and a commitment to the collaboration of business, labor, state and local government, educational institutions, and workforce-related organizations. This Council Home Page provides support to the council members and information to the general public and stakeholders of Wisconsin's workforce investment system.
National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) represents business-led Workforce Boards that plan and oversee state and local workforce development and job training programs. Our members are volunteers working in their communities to create a more highly skilled workforce. Workforce Boards consist of public and private sector members who are leading the way in workforce development so that America can remain competitive in the global marketplace.
WorkforceGPS Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), WorkforceGPS is an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance (TA) platform that was designed to communicate with and build the capacity of the public workforce investment system to develop and implement innovative approaches to workforce and economic development in the 21st Century economy. This website, which offers resources and peer-to-peer connection, supplements other TA provided by ETA's national and regional staff to help the public workforce system, education professionals, and business.
Current Employment Statistics (CES) - National Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 2, Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Establishment Survey provides detailed information about the methods and procedures for the survey that is used to collect data each month on employment, hours, and earnings from a sample of nonagricultural establishments (including government). There are 11 sections in Chapter 2 ranging from interesting background information on through very technical explanations of methodology.
CES Program Overview provides information about what is available, the survey coverage, uses of the data, plus more.
CES Program Data and Statistics site provides links to pre-selected data tables with graphs, plus special news announcements and much more.
CES State and Area Employment Hours and Earnings goes direct to a query page where you can select a state, plus areas, super sectors, industries to customize your information needs. Requires Java- Enabled browser.
CES National Employment Hours and Earnings presents the national level data in a one page query format. Start by selecting the data type. Requires Java-Enabled browser.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW / ES-202) - National Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Handbook of Methods, Chapter 5, Employment and Wages covered by Unemployment Insurance publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry. There are six sections in Chapter 5 ranging from interesting background information on through very technical explanations of methodology.
U.S, State, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and County Employment and Wages, 2001 forward Annual data provides a single page customizable query where you select subject categories for ownership, industry, area, types of data. Requires Java-Enabled browser. North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) based.
SIC Based - State and County Employment and Wages, 1997-2000, Annual data allows researches to query the industry data using the old standard industrial classification (SIC) system. Requires Java-Enabled browser.
Monthly Labor Review is a journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This online version mirrors the print version and is available shortly after the print edition.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) site sponsored by the US Census Bureau. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Provides a general overview, impact on data users, frequently asked questions and more.
Occupational Employment Statistics Wages and Income (OES) - National Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 3 Occupational Employment Statistics - Background. The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a periodic mail survey of nonfarm establishments that collects occupational employment data on workers by industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the procedures and technical assistance for the survey. The handbook provides detail information about the methods and procedures for the data collecting surveys. Chapter 3 Background provides a brief overview of the benefits of developing estimates, and a short history of when key factors were developed. There are eight sections in Chapter 3 ranging from interesting background information on through very technical explanations of methodology.
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available. From the home page access data occupation and wage information for all states combined and for individual states.
National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Employment and wage estimates by occupation at the national level divided into twenty-two tables, one for each SOC major group.
May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Employment and wage estimates by occupation at the national level divided into twenty-two tables, one for each SOC major group. These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia.
O*NET On-Line Occupational Information Network: Making occupational information interactive and accessible for all. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs.
Salary Expert - A provider of online compensation data, serving both individual employees and Human Resource/Compensation professionals. Scroll to the lower portion of the home page to review many free products related to salaries and salary compensations.
Salary.Com - Empowers individuals and managers with the data needed to achieve a
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Industrial and Occupational Projections
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 13 Employment Projections presents detailed explanations of how the Bureau of Labor Statistics obtains and prepares the economic data it publishes. Chapter 13 gives a brief account of the program's origin and development and then follow with comprehensive information on concepts and definitions, sources of data and methods of collection, statistical procedures, where the data are published, and their uses and limitations. For comprehensive information Sources of additional technical information are given at the end of most chapters.
The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future. The Employment Projections home page offers a wealth of information on career outlooks, detailed projection statistics in database format and detailed data for researches.
State Occupational Projections information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among States. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one State. New ten-year spans of occupational projections are updated once data for all states has been collected.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - National Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 4 Measurement of Unemployment in State and Local Areas - Background. Unemployment estimates for States and local areas are key indicators of local economic conditions. Chapter 4 Background provides a brief overview of the benefits of developing estimates, and a short history of when key factors were developed. There are six sections in Chapter 4 ranging from interesting background information on through very technical explanations of methodology.
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
National Labor Force Statistics Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age derives it's figures from the Current Population Survey. In addition to Table A-1, there are many other combinations of historical labor force data available. Query by various federal tables for the past 10 years.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics Public Data Query offers data for all states and areas. This one-page query requires a Java-Enabled browser.
US Economy at a Glance allows for a map or text selection of the 50 states states, plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Select Wisconsin to view the past six months of data for labor force, nonfarm wage and salary, and mass layoff statistics.
Office of Economic Advisors
The United States Census Bureau offers an LED Extraction tool which enables streamlined access to the public-use data produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. This tool provides CSV files for the exact variables and characteristics requested by users.
Affirmative Action includes population, labor force demographics and occupational data. Data available on-line.
Wisconsin Index of Leading Economic Indicators (WILEI) is comprised of a series of 9 indicators of data that measure Wisconsin's economic and labor market conditions. A comparison of the most recently available data to previous data indicates improvement or decline of economic conditions. Data available on-line.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.
U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census Bureau conducts many important censuses and surveys. The most well-known is the official population census of the United States, called the decennial census. Besides the decennial census, the Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred other surveys and censuses every year. American FactFinder displays the results of a census or survey
American FactFinder (AFF) is your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. American FactFinder displays survey and census results in the form of tables and maps.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) prepares national, regional, industry, and international accounts that present essential information on such key issues as economic growth, regional economic development, inter-industry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy. These data promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy. BEA, within the US Department of Commerce, along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA are included in the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.
FedStats is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. FedStats offers a full range of official statistical information available to the public. You can use this site to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.
U.S. Economy at a Glance map allows for any state selection. Or you can go immediately to Wisconsin Economy at a Glance. Additional sub-state areas are available when you scroll to the bottom of the Wisconsin page.