Office of Economic Advisors (OEA)
The Office of Economic Advisors (OEA) is composed of regional labor economists, projectionists, and researchers. We work with state and local partners to provide analysis and insights into pressing workforce development challenges. Engage our team's unique experience and expertise to create customized workforce and economic development research and products to give you the edge in today's competition for talent.
Analysis and Outreach
Economists and analysts produce articles, special reports and presentations on the state of the economy. The Projections Unit of the Office of Economic Advisors develops both long-term and short-term outlooks of employment in Wisconsin's industries and occupations. Contact one of our staff members to learn more about what OEA can do to fulfill your data and antilytic needs.
- 3rd Annual WITS Parners' Conference - An overview of economic points of interest relevant to Wisconsin from the 3rd Annual WITS Partners' Conference. You can open in a PowerPoint or PDF format. Contact Dennis Winters, Chief Economist with questions regarding the presentation.
- Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit - An overview of economic points of interest relevant to Northern Wisconsin. Open in a PowerPoint or in a PDF format. Contact Dennis Winters, Chief Economist with questions regarding the presentation.
- Chippewa County Quarterly Workforce Partners Presentation - An update of economic trends and data points pertinent to Chippewa County. You can open in a PowerPoint or PDF format. Contact Scott Hodek, Economist with questions regarding the presentation.
OEA publishes monthly and annual reports that provide an overview of county and state trends.
- Industry Employment Projections and Occupation Projections provide short and long-term outlooks of statewide and regional employment.
- Biennial County Workforce Profiles provide snapshots of the labor market in every Wisconsin county. Topics include current and projected population dynamics, workforce participation, industry employment, wages, and occupational projections.
- Occupational Employment Statistics and Labor Supply Area Wages provide occupational wage estimates for customized non-metropolitan regions.
- County (and WDA) and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) labor force and employment quick tables package current regional unemployment, labor force, and employment estimates into easy to use Tableau visualizations .
- Affirmative Action provide county level demographic overviews.
- Presentations posted online provide a sampling of presentations delivered by OEA staff.
- Health Care Workforce Analysis includes special reports covering Registered Nurse Forecasting and the physician workforce. (2012-2035)
- County-to-County Worker Flows in Wisconsin (PDF 1.4 MB). Commuting estimates for Wisconsin's 72 counties. (May 2013)
DWD's Chief Economist and Bureau Director - Bureau of Workforce Information and Technology Support
Dennis Winters, the Department of Workforce Development's Chief Economist, provides periodic presentations on the state of the economy. His contact information can be found on the Chief Economist Page.