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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  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  2015 Dec. 2016 2015 Dec. 2016  
  Civilian Labor Force 16,684 17,099 375,381 386,627  
  Employed 15,802 16,386 358,584 372,544  
  Unemployed 882 713 16,797 14,083  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.3 4.2 4.5 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Clark County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2011 9.9 8.3 9.5 8.9  
  2012 8.0 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.8 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2013  
    Clark County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
  All Industries $720 $784 $957  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 571 631 568  
  Mining 788 1,318 1,888  
  Construction 847 911 1,019  
  Manufacturing 914 1,030 1,176  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 659 722 817  
  Information 1,103 853 1,616  
  Financial Activities 770 1,069 1,549  
  Services 639 692 857  
  Public Administration 762 813 1,097  
  Other 555 1,109 987  
     
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.