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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  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 25,091 25,511 166,926 169,133  
  Employed 23,563 23,848 158,959 160,495  
  Unemployed 1,528 1,663 7,967 8,638  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.1 6.5 4.8 5.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Christian County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 6.1 4.8 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Christian County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 13,217 63.0  
  Commuting Out of County 7,752 37.0  
  Total Residents 20,969 100.0  
  Employees in Christian County  
  Working and Residing In County 13,217 50.1  
  Commuting Into County 13,182 49.9  
  Total Employees 26,399 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Christian County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$777$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7688651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7261,0491,086 
 Construction9961,0111,155 
 Manufacturing9581,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities722789881 
 Information8111,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9181,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7419311,377 
 Education and Health Services843906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality280327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified561626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.