Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 2, 2017
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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WisConomy.com Offers Advanced Online Tools to Analyze Economic & Labor Data
MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Ray Allen today announced the launch of the first phase of WisConomy.com, the state's new online source for economic and labor market information. The site features powerful, state-of-the-art tools that deliver labor market data in new, engaging and understandable ways.
"Wisconsin businesses, workers, economic developers and others need access to the latest information on the state of Wisconsin's workforce and economy, and we are proud to offer all of this and more through WisConomy.com, the premier source for Wisconsin economic and labor market information," Secretary Allen said. "We invite everyone to visit WisConomy.com today, and we look forward to add more features in the months ahead."
WisConomy streamlines access to labor market data and makes information easy to access and analyze. The site was created for everyone, from students and business owners to analysts and economic developers, and offers the ability to:
- Easily find data through keyword or program title searches, reducing reliance on terms that are highly technical and less well-known.
- Customize and download data in a variety of formats.
- Quickly convert data to charts and tables that can be embedded in multi-media presentations and shared through a variety of platforms.
- Explore a searchable database for basic information about Wisconsin employers, such as company location and employment size range.
WisConomy.com helps businesses research economic and labor data and make informed employment decisions. Tools enable employers to:
- Create personalized reports to learn and share information about the local job market.
- Examine wages and long-term projections by industry and occupation.
- Help determine location and expansion plans.
In addition, WisConomy helps students, workers and other individuals:
- Research hot jobs with high demand and growth.
- Learn about licensed occupations and the related requirements.
- Explore occupations and income earning potential.
WisConomy integrates functionality with JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW), the state's online public labor exchange that connects employers and job seekers, and with JCW's customizable MyLMI, labor market information page that launched in 2016. Through this integration, WisConomy.com will help further inform and drive employment decisions for users who search for job candidates and openings on JobCenterofWisconsin.com.
DWD technical experts developed WisConomy as an in-house solution to replace WORKnet, a website launched by the agency in 2005. DWD will continue to make WORKnet available for a limited time, and WisConomy.com training opportunities will be scheduled in the coming weeks. DWD plans to launch future WisConomy enhancements, allowing the public to use login credentials to customize, save and automatically update desired data.
Access Wisconsin's new economic and labor market information tools today at WisConomy.com