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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  
    Grayson County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Mar. 2017 2016 Mar. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 10,876 11,312 160,646 167,510  
  Employed 10,175 10,587 152,978 158,616  
  Unemployed 701 725 7,668 8,894  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 6.4 4.8 5.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Grayson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.4 8.3 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.6 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 8.5 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.8 5.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.4 4.8 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Grayson County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,682 48.8  
  Commuting Out of County 4,910 51.2  
  Total Residents 9,592 100.0  
  Employees in Grayson County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,682 61.1  
  Commuting Into County 2,976 38.9  
  Total Employees 7,658 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Grayson County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$617$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6058311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction6719931,096 
 Manufacturing7841,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities508758852 
 Information7839441,829 
 Financial Activities5871,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services3838781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality245312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified380591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.