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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  
    Webster County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,839 5,780 208,565 214,634  
  Employed 5,532 5,510 200,045 206,035  
  Unemployed 307 270 8,520 8,599  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.3 4.7 4.1 4.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Webster County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.4 7.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.6 5.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.2 4.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.9 4.6 5 4.9  
  2017 5.3 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Webster County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,185 25.4  
  Commuting Out of County 3,475 74.6  
  Total Residents 4,660 100.0  
  Employees in Webster County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,185 39.5  
  Commuting Into County 1,818 60.5  
  Total Employees 3,003 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Webster County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$899$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries1,0258651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,3581,0491,086 
 Construction1,1331,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0101,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,207789881 
 Information9631,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7841,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7389311,377 
 Education and Health Services668906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality187327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified582626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.