2012 Third Qtr-Welding-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-Welding-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for Welding Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (SOC 51-4121)

Education Level
Postsecondary vocational award

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

756
739
-17
-2.25%
101
$17.07

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

756
13,471
395,051

2017
Change
Jobs
739
13,117
389,965

-17
-354
-5,086

%
Change
-2%
-3%
-1%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$17.07
$17.59
$16.59

Openin
gs
101
1,813
57,702

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
333111
337122
333415

811310
333999

Name
Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture
Manufacturing
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration
Equipment Manufacturing
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and
Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic)
Repair and Maintenance
All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery
Manufacturing

2013
Jobs
91

2017
Jobs
86

-5

%
Change
-5%

81

64

-17

-21%

76

78

2

3%

63

62

-1

-2%

62

66

4

6%

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Change

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NAICS
Code
332322
332999

Name
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing
All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product
Manufacturing

2013
Jobs
52

2017
Jobs
58

22

24

6

%
Change
12%

2

9%

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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