Commuting patterns illustrate the geographic dispersion of workers, and are a key component in defining a labor shed. This metric helps the user understand that the size of the population in central Wisconsin is in excess of 350,000 individuals.
The far left column are the counties in which people work whereas the top row are the counties in which people reside. The numbers following the counties in the far left column are the total number of jobs in the county. The cells of the table include the number of individuals living and working in respective counties. The numbers in parenthesis are the share of the jobs in one county held by individuals living in any particular county.