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Work Force

Labor Market Area
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  Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county‚Äôs county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.  

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Meade County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Jul. 2017 2016 Jul. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,982 12,755 168,142 176,960  
  Employed 11,378 11,964 160,826 168,431  
  Unemployed 604 791 7,316 8,529  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.0 6.2 4.4 4.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Meade County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.1 8.1 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.9 7.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.0 5.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.6 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.0 4.4 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Meade County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,415 23.6  
  Commuting Out of County 7,828 76.4  
  Total Residents 10,243 100.0  
  Employees in Meade County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,415 55.9  
  Commuting Into County 1,904 44.1  
  Total Employees 4,319 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Meade County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$685$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7038311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining9611,0751,124 
 Construction9349931,096 
 Manufacturing1,3951,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities490758852 
 Information9649441,829 
 Financial Activities6281,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6248781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified393591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.