Worforce Profile


Marathon County has a highly skilled, educated and trained workforce available at competitive Midwestern wage rates.

  • Total labor force is 77,425 with 9.26% unemployment.
  • Per capita personal income is $36,026. The median household income is $55,366.
  • Abundance of skilled workers in the healthcare, advanced manufacturing, precision, professional, administrative support and executive level sectors.
  • Established workforce development partnerships with five area community colleges.
  • 84% of workers are satisfied with their jobs.
  • Advanced Manufacturing sector is projected to grow 20.7% by 2020.
  • Healthcare sector projected to grow 19.4% by 2016.

Industry Job and Growth

Organized Labor

In the state of Wisconsin, 15.1% of the labor force is a union member. In comparison, 10.7% of the labor force is part of an organized labor group.

Union Membership