Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Examining the Skills Gap in Wisconsin

This report explores the mismatch in Wisconsin between the human capital supplied by labor and the demands of employers, also known as the skills gap. In their projected estimates of skills gaps into the year 2020, they do not find evidence for a persistent or substantial skills gap by educational attainment level. They conclude that Wisconsin may face an oversupply of educated workers in the medium-term. However, the authors do find skills gaps in several specific occupations. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Robert Haveman in Spring 2013
  • Author(s): Megan Loritz, Ben Nerad, Phil Sletten, and Jennifer Cunha
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Legislative Council