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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  
    Martin County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Feb. 2018 2017 Feb. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,315 3,410 48,073 47,486  
  Employed 3,073 3,189 44,199 44,164  
  Unemployed 242 221 3,874 3,322  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.3 6.5 8.1 7.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Martin County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 11.6 11.6 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.1 10.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.6 9.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 10.1 10.5 5 4.9  
  2017 7.3 8.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Martin County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,100 30.6  
  Commuting Out of County 2,499 69.4  
  Total Residents 3,599 100.0  
  Employees in Martin County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,100 51.4  
  Commuting Into County 1,038 48.6  
  Total Employees 2,138 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Martin County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$798$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7648311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,4351,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities492758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities6941,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7508781,332 
 Education and Health Services690878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified835591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.