Workforce Development Area Directory

WDA 1 - Southeast

Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties

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Kenosha County Workforce Development

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Walworth County

Labor Market Economist

Tom Walsh

email or call (262) 695-7767

Tom Walsh is a Labor Market Economist of the Office of Economic Advisors. Tom started covering the Southeast, Milwaukee, and WOW Workforce Development Areas in March of 2019. Prior to this position, he was a Data Analyst for Milwaukee Area Technical College and worked in multiple roles for OEA. Tom holds B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (2009) and an MBA with a Data Analytics Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (2017).

Description

Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties comprise the Southeast Workforce Development Area (WDA).  The WDA is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties to the north, and the State of Illinois to the south.  Kenosha and Walworth Counties lie just north of the Illinois state line.  Approximately one-third of employed Kenosha County residents and one-tenth of employed Walworth County residents work outside of Wisconsin.  Most of these out-of-state commuters work in Illinois.  Kenosha County's especially strong economic ties to Illinois are reflected in its inclusion in the Lake County Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Southeast WDA has a strong, diversified mix of industries.  The largest employing sector in the WDA is education and health services.  The education services subsector is a significant employer in Walworth County, home of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and in Kenosha County, home of the University of Wisconsin at Parkside.  Manufacturing is the WDA's next largest employing sector and is especially strong in Racine County.  Tourism is a significant part of Walworth County's economy.

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Long Term: 2016-2026 Hot Job Projections - WDA Excel 53 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Occupational Projections - WDA Excel 1,136 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Industry Employment Projections - WDA Excel 48.8 KB Regional Industry Employment Projections

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Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

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Long Term: 2016-2026 Hot Job Projections - Wisconsin Excel 24 KB State Occupational Employment Projections
Short Term: 2018-2020 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 38 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 41 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Short Term: 2018-2020 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 135 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 141 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
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