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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  
    Lincoln County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,126 9,315 180,148 182,082  
  Employed 8,583 8,755 171,522 172,526  
  Unemployed 543 560 8,626 9,556  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 6.0 4.8 5.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lincoln County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.4 8.3 8.2 8.1  
  2013 11.1 8.3 8.3 7.4  
  2014 8.7 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.9 5.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 4.8 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lincoln County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,759 21.4  
  Commuting Out of County 6,447 78.6  
  Total Residents 8,206 100.0  
  Employees in Lincoln County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,759 45.0  
  Commuting Into County 2,147 55.0  
  Total Employees 3,906 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Lincoln County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$622$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6158311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining4271,0751,124 
 Construction6929931,096 
 Manufacturing7991,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities466758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities8041,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6918781,332 
 Education and Health Services654878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality238312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified433591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.