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Labor Market

Source: WisConomy, 2017; the Unemployment rate is the 2016 Annual average, not seasonally adjusted

Labor Force Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire City 39,904 3.5%
Eau Claire County 58,705 3.5%
Eau Claire MSA 92,185 3.8%

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Locally Produced Talent

Source: Numbers provided by local educational institutions for the 2013 academic year
# of Students Enrolled # of Graduates in 2013
Medical & Health Degrees 4,288 892
Science Degrees 1,992 376
Technical Degrees 3,293 639
Business Degrees 4,793 1,231
Manufacturing Degrees 925 213
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Workforce Statistics Occupation by Sex 

for civilian employed population 16 years and over source: United States Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Total Male (%) Female (%)
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 55,778 28,120 (50.4%) 27,658 (49.6%)
Management, business & financial occupations 6,854 3,692 (53.9%) 3,162 (46.1%)
Computer, engineering & science occupations 2,891 2,154 (74.5%) 737 (25.5%)
Education, legal, community service, arts & media occupations 5,438 1,934 (35.6%) 3,504 (64.4%)
Healthcare practitioner & Technical Occupations 4,041 735 (18.2%) 3,306 (81.8%)
Healthcare Support Occupations 1,775 135 (7.6%) 1,640 (92.4%)
Protective Service Occupations 660  498 (75.5%) 162 (24.5%)
Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations 3,843 1,767 (46%) 2,076 (54%)
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations 2,034 1,362 (67%) 672 (33%)
Personal Care & Service Occupations 2,222 467 (21%) 1,755 (79%)
Sales & Office Occupations 13,826 5,262 (38.1%) 118 (61.9%)
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance Occupations 3,674 3,556 (96.8%) 118 (3.2%)
Productions, Transportations & Material Moving Occupations 8,520 6,558 (77%) 1,962 (23%)
Part of our mission is to continue working with our local businesses to hear what challenges they are facing with their workforce and implementing activities to ensure our economy continues to thrive!

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