REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

  April 2018 Unemployment Rates for Northwest Wisconsin (Workforce Development Area 7)  compared to the state unemployment average

April 2018 Unemployment Rates for Northwest Wisconsin (Workforce Development Area 7)  compared to the state unemployment average

  April 2018 Unemployment Rates for the entire state of Wisconsin broken down into the 11 Workforce Development Areas.

April 2018 Unemployment Rates for the entire state of Wisconsin broken down into the 11 Workforce Development Areas.

Every month Thomas Michels, Labor Market Economist from the Office of Economic Advisors - Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, creates a report that provides insight into the unemployment rate for the 10 County region served by the NWWIB, also known as Workforce Development Area 7.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES: APRIL 2018
(Numbers not seasonally adjusted)

NW WI: 4.5%
WI: 2.7%
US: 3.7%

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA 7:
Ashland: 5.0%
Bayfield: 5.9%
Burnett: 5.1%
Douglas: 4.1%
Iron: 7.9%
Price: 3.9%
Rusk: 3.9%
Sawyer: 5.4%
Taylor: 3.3%
Washburn: 4.2%

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING UPDATE

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The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity enables employers to grow their workforce by receiving a cash reimbursement--not a tax credit--to help offset the costs of bringing on a new employee or when upgrading the skills of a current employee. The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Northwest Wisconsin CEP are focusing their efforts on ensuring that OJT contracts are being used by employers in our region as a training tool. The information at right is for Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act OJT contracts written since July 1, 2017 thru May 1, 2018.

OJT ContractS: 37

Average Hourly Wage: $26.11

Average Reimbursement Rate: $19.21

Average Reimbursement Cost: $2,128

Training Hours: 295.19