Dane County's largest employment sectors are government (22%), trade (15%), and business (14%). Total employment in 2020 is projected to be about 376,000. From 2005 to 2025, the most growth is expected in business (about 24,100 jobs), health care (about 12,500), and hospitality (about 9,700). Natural resources, manufacturing, and finance are expected to lose jobs over this time period.

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Projected Employment Growth
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Data Source: Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and the Census (Accessed April 2018)

Learn more about the employment included within each industry and sector on the US Census website.