National Workforce Investment Areas Map

National WIB MapWorkforce Investment Boards are the backbone of the nation’s workforce development system.  Established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and continued under the recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, nearly 600 WIBs across the country administer the nation’s reemployment services and job training programs and coordinate a host of other services through their service centers to assist people in finding jobs. The Upjohn Institute has compiled an interactive map containing all of the nation's Workforce Investment Areas. Available are the most recent statistics on the employment outcomes and characteristics of WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth participants, along with each area’s unemployment rates. 

Other map features include a set of predefined queries displayed as layers on the map. For custom queries, click on the query tool icon in the top left corner of the legend. To download any of the layers, or the nationwide WIA information, go to the data portal by clicking on the button on the top left of the screen, below the Upjohn logo . All layers and queries can be viewed by themselves, or downloaded as shapefiles (.shp), tables (.csv), or keyhole markup language files (.kml) by clicking on the options on the right side of the screen. The data are obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Area Standardized Record Data (WIASRD) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are updated whenever new data are released.

Click here to access the national map.