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Milwaukee has the 31st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Milwaukee area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Milwaukee has the 36th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Milwaukee is below average at $48,170, and the median cost of a home in Milwaukee is $121,600, which is below the national average. 22% of workers in Milwaukee hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Milwaukee. 75% of Milwaukee workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Milwaukee spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Northeast Comprehensive Job Center

1915 N Martin Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Southeast Comprehensive Job Center

2701 S Chase Avenue
PO Box 4129 (53204)
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Interfaith Older Adult Programs

600 W Virginia St
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53204

HIRE Center - Dislocated Workers

2338 North 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Spotted Eagle Inc. -- Native American program

3209 W Highland Blvd.
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53208