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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  
    Breckinridge County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,206 8,538 102,915 106,614  
  Employed 7,725 8,062 97,718 101,241  
  Unemployed 481 476 5,197 5,373  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.6 5.0 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Breckinridge County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.9 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.1 6.7 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.1 5.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 5.1 5 4.9  
  2017 5.9 5.0 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Breckinridge County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,941 28.4  
  Commuting Out of County 4,882 71.6  
  Total Residents 6,823 100.0  
  Employees in Breckinridge County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,941 57.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,455 42.8  
  Total Employees 3,396 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Breckinridge County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$584$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6258651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7631,0491,086 
 Construction9191,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8191,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities587789881 
 Information5031,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7701,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6309311,377 
 Education and Health Services597906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality314327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified405626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.