National

Employment by Sector

State

Employment by Sector

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Philadelphia Fed Economic Activity Indices

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County

Wisconsin

Current Population Survey Data

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data

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Minnesota

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MSA

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Data Descriptions

Wisconsin Indicators

Variable Description
Source
Unemployment All persons who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work (except for temporary illness), and had made specific efforts to find employment some time during the 4 week-period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Employment
All persons who, during the reference week (which is the week including the twelfth day of the month), either (a) did any work as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family, or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Labor Force
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population classified as either employed or unemployed. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, who are not inmates of institutions (e.g., penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged), and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Unemployment Rate
The ratio of the number of unemployed persons to the number of persons in the civilian labor force, expressed as a percent.
Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Total Wage and Salary Disbursements Wage and salary disbursements consisting of: the monetary remuneration of employees, including the salaries of corporate officers, commissions, tips, bonuses, and severance pay; employee gains from exercising nonqualified stock options; distributions from nonqualified deferred compensation plans; an imputation for pay-in-kind (such as the meals furnished to the employees of restaurants). Bureau of Economic Analysislink
Gross State Product The total of all final goods and services produced within the borders of governmental units in the United States. Bureau of Economic Analysislink
Personal Income The income received by persons from participation in production, from government and business transfer payments, and from government interest. BEA estimates personal income largely from administrative data sources. Bureau of Economic Analysislink
Philadelphia FED Coincident Index The coincident indexes combine four state-level indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic. The four state-level variables in each coincident index are nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index (U.S. city average). The trend for each state’s index is set to the trend of its gross domestic product (GDP), so long-term growth in the state’s index matches long-term growth in its GDP. Philadelphia FEDlink
Philadelphia FED Leading Index The leading index for each state predicts the six-month growth rate of the state's coincident index. In addition to the coincident index, the models include other variables that lead the economy: state-level housing permits (1 to 4 units), state initial unemployment insurance claims, delivery times from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing survey, and the interest rate spread between the 10-year Treasury bond and the 3-month Treasury bill. Philadelphia FEDlink

Labor Market Variables

Variable Description
Source
Employment
All persons who, during the reference week (which is the week including the twelfth day of the month), either (a) did any work as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family, or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Unemployment All persons who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work (except for temporary illness), and had made specific efforts to find employment some time during the 4 week-period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Labor Force
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population classified as either employed or unemployed. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, who are not inmates of institutions (e.g., penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged), and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink
Unemployment Rate
The ratio of the number of unemployed persons to the number of persons in the civilian labor force, expressed as a percent. Bureau of Labor Statisticslink

Housing Market and Construction Industry Variables

Variable Description
Source
Single Unit Housing Permits
Number of permits issued to build a single unit dwelling place.
U.S. Census Bureaulink
Total Housing Permits
Number of permits issued to build all types of dwelling places.
U.S. Census Bureaulink

Other Indicators

Variable Description
Source
New Vehicle Registration
Number of applications for new vehicles processed in a given month (or, alternatively, purchased in a previous month). A new vehicle is defined as a vehicle of a model year no more than two model years old, which was titled for the first time. Wisconsin DOTlink

Geographic Areas

Region Description
Appleton MSA
Includes the city of Appleton and the counties of Calumet and Outagamie.
Eau Claire MSA
Includes the city of Eau Claire and the counties of Chippewa and Eau Claire.
Fond Du Lac MSA
Includes the city of Fond du Lac and the county of Fond du Lac.
Green Bay MSA
Includes the city of Green Bay and the counties of Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto.
Janesville MSA
Includes the city of Janesville and the county of Rock.
La Crosse MSA
Includes the city of La Crosse and the counties of La Crosse and Houston (MN).
Madison MSA
Includes the city of Madison and the counties of Columbia, Dane and Iowa.
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA
Includes the cities of Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Allis and the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha.
Oshkosh-Neenah MSA
Includes the cities of Oshkosh and Neenah and the county of Winnebago.
Racine MSA
Includes the city of Racine and the county of Racine.
Sheboygan MSA
Includes the city of Sheboygan and the county of Sheboygan.
Wausau MSA
Includes the city of Wausau and the county of Marathon.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington (MN) MSA
Includes the following cities in Minnesota: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Plymouth, Eagan, Eden Prairie,  and Minnetonka.  Includes the Wisconsin counties of St. Croix and Pierce, as well as the following counties in Minnesota: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
Includes the city of Gary (IN) as well as the following cities in Illinois: Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, Evanston, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Des Plaines, and Hoffman Estates. Includes the county of Kenosha (WI) as well as the following counties in Illinois: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, and Will. Also includes the following counties in Indiana: Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter.

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