With record low unemployment, employers all over the state and nation are faced with the challenge of filling vacant and new positions with qualified workers.
There’s good news for employers in Jefferson and Dodge counties. Our primary research conducted in 2018 indicates that the two-county region has a robust labor pool. In fact, our Central Wisconsin Labor Region, which includes all or portions of Jefferson, Dodge, Columbia, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Rock, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties, has an available labor pool of 259,704 individuals.
Below are a few highlights of the 2018 Labor Availability Analysis – Central Wisconsin Region. Links to the Executive Summaries can be found below under Links & Downloads.
Available Labor Pool for the Central Wisconsin Labor Region
Age, Gender, and Education Levels of Available Labor Pool
Available Labor by Acceptable Commute Minutes
Benefits Considered "Very Important" by Available Labor (non mutually exclusive responses)
Available Labor by Desired Hourly Wage
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