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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  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,811 5,738 205,600 209,307  
  Employed 5,471 5,432 196,188 200,020  
  Unemployed 340 306 9,412 9,287  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.3 4.6 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Webster County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.7 7.3 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Webster County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,378 27.2  
  Commuting Out of County 3,694 72.8  
  Total Residents 5,072 100.0  
  Employees in Webster County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,378 38.6  
  Commuting Into County 2,192 61.4  
  Total Employees 3,570 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Webster County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$980$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries1,0718311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction1,0219931,096 
 Manufacturing9761,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities601758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5488781,332 
 Education and Health Services550878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.