(Dodge County) The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has released a workforce profile for Dodge County. Every two years, the Department compiles and distills local data on all 72 counties through 2021. The snapshots are an essential tool for economic development professionals, regional planners, researchers, business leaders, policymakers, students, and workers considering new employment opportunities.
In Dodge County, employment decreased by 1,098 jobs – or three-percent – across all industries over the course of 2020. The report says all Wisconsin counties experienced year-over-year total job declines amidst the pandemic, with Dodge County ranked sixth overall. Total employment bottomed out in April of 2020 at 32,274, figures not seen since late 2009 and early 2010.
When comparing employment in June of 2020 to June of 2021, there was a 3.9-percent increase. However, when compared to June of 2019 Dodge County is still down 1.5-percent. The report says the county’s unemployment rate has declined steadily through last October after seeing record peaks at the start of the pandemic.
Click HERE to see DWD’s Dodge County workforce profile.
–Photo courtesy of the jobcenterofwisconsin.com website