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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 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,315 3,016 48,073 46,996  
  Employed 3,073 2,851 44,199 44,206  
  Unemployed 242 165 3,874 2,790  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.3 5.5 8.1 5.9  
  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 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,003 36.7  
  Commuting Out of County 1,727 63.3  
  Total Residents 2,730 100.0  
  Employees in Martin County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,003 48.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,073 51.7  
  Total Employees 2,076 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Martin County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$794$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7648651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,3981,0491,086 
 Construction1,1151,0111,155 
 Manufacturing9541,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities453789881 
 Information6251,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6951,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services9099311,377 
 Education and Health Services713906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality215327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified852626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.