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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  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,692 6,397 319,859 328,163  
  Employed 6,295 6,001 305,782 312,253  
  Unemployed 397 396 14,077 15,910  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 6.2 4.4 4.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Rockcastle County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 9.1 7.7 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.1 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.4 6.0 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.6 4.9 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.9 4.4 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Rockcastle County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,776 33.9  
  Commuting Out of County 3,458 66.1  
  Total Residents 5,234 100.0  
  Employees in Rockcastle County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,776 49.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,825 50.7  
  Total Employees 3,601 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Rockcastle County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$587$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5768311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing7591,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities440758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities6961,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services4848781,332 
 Education and Health Services747878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality201312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.