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The state of Wisconsin is located in the Midwest region of the United States. The state is bordered by two of the five Great Lakes and four U.S. states (Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota). Wisconsin covers an area of 54,310.10 square miles and is 23rd largest state in US in terms of land area. Wisconsin is home to more than 5,601,640 residents.
Per the Census Bureau, 13.0% of the population is above the age of 65 and 50.5% are women. 85% of the population over age 25 have earned a high school diploma, and 22.4% have earned a Bachelor’s degree.
Historically, the lumber industry has been the greatest source of income for Wisconsin. The paper, pulp, and paper-products industrial complex situated in Green Bay and Appleton is one of the largest in the United States. Wisconsin is a leading producer of cheese as well as the second largest producer of milk. Besides, dairy products and cattle, the other important farm commodities include corn and soybeans. Hay, alfalfa, oats, potatoes, and a great variety of fruits and vegetables are also important. Food processing is one of the largest income producers for the state. The manufacturing industries are clustered in Milwaukee, Madison, and Racine and most of the major industries of Wisconsin can be found within metropolitan Milwaukee. Tourism is also flourishing in Wisconsin.
As of January 2009, the civilian workforce in Wisconsin was about 3,099.5 thousand people, of which 6.9% were unemployed. Major sectors of Wisconsin's non-farm labor market include Manufacturing (16.67%), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (18.8%), Professional and Business Services (9.4%), Leisure and Hospitality (8.9%), Education (14.57%) and Government (14.9%).
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