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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?
If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.
Here are the ten hottest job markets in Wisconsin.
There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in Wisconsin. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.
We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main Wisconsin metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.
While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in Wisconsin.
Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-91 in four categories:
The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Harrison village area had the lowest unemployment rate at 0.5%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 91 metro areas from 1-to-91. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.
Unemployment Rate: 2.18%
Average Income: $178,759
Unemployment Rate: 2.73%
Average Income: $103,991
Unemployment Rate: 2.84%
Average Income: $145,936
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Average Income: $105,077
Unemployment Rate: 3.27%
Average Income: $121,280
Unemployment Rate: 2.64%
Average Income: $100,560
Unemployment Rate: 2.07%
Average Income: $98,376
Unemployment Rate: 2.25%
Average Income: $128,922
Unemployment Rate: 2.85%
Average Income: $104,326
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%
Average Income: $104,144
You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Harrison village and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.
While Harrison village and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in Wisconsin, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Harrison village will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.
|4||Menomonee Falls Village||2.5%|
|17||Fox Crossing Village||2.34%|
|22||Whitefish Bay Village||2.13%|
|48||Little Chute Village||2.95%|
|51||Pleasant Prairie Village||4.72%|
|57||Salem Lakes Village||4.84%|
|61||Mount Pleasant Village||3.19%|
|73||Fond Du Lac||5.53%|
|87||Brown Deer Village||5.16%|
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