Labor Market

Career Services

Our FSET Career Planners also specialize in our local labor market. They have formed connections with local employers to facilitate opportunities for FSET customers. They also work with labor market experts to gather the best information available about the trends in the Northern and West Central Regions.

Labor Market Information Sources

To learn more about employment by location and/or occupation, labor supply and demand, earnings, unemployment, and demographics of the labor force make up please visit wisconsin’s WisConomy , or the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment Rates

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DLS Wisconsin Unemployment Rate by Month and Year
Wisconsin Unemployment Rate by Month and Year
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WI Unemployment Rate by County 09-2020
Unemployment Rates by County

Hot Jobs

The following are the top 10 most in-demand fields in the Northern Region: (most in-demand to least). Note: this list is not comprehensive.

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  2. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  3. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  4. Carpenters
  5. Sales Representatives, Wholesale, and Manufacturing, Except Technical
  6. Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
  7. General and Operations Managers
  8. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  9. Construction Laborers
  10. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

The following are the top 10 most in-demand fields in the West Central Region: (most in-demand to least). Note: this list is not comprehensive.

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  2. Sales Representatives, Wholesale, and Manufacturing, Except Technical
  3. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  4. Registered Nurses
  5. General and Operations Managers
  6. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  7. Construction Laborers
  8. Carpenters
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  10. Bus Drivers, School, or Special Client

For more complete data, including education levels and median wage rankings, see the WisConomy Hot Jobs Page.