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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  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 24,725 25,361 164,155 165,792  
  Employed 23,236 23,674 155,289 157,528  
  Unemployed 1,489 1,687 8,866 8,264  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 6.7 5.4 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Christian County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.1 8.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.9 8.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.6 6.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.4 5.9 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 5.4 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Christian County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 12,431 61.4  
  Commuting Out of County 7,802 38.6  
  Total Residents 20,233 100.0  
  Employees in Christian County  
  Working and Residing In County 12,431 49.4  
  Commuting Into County 12,732 50.6  
  Total Employees 25,163 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Christian County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$749$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7348311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9809931,096 
 Manufacturing9351,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities632758852 
 Information8489441,829 
 Financial Activities8951,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6338781,332 
 Education and Health Services857878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality258312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified533591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.