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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  
    Lawrence County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,123 5,130 108,465 108,044  
  Employed 4,668 4,722 101,516 101,092  
  Unemployed 455 408 6,949 6,952  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.9 8.0 6.4 6.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lawrence County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 10.9 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.6 7.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.4 7.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 10.4 7.1 5 4.9  
  2017 8.9 6.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lawrence County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,403 30.7  
  Commuting Out of County 3,170 69.3  
  Total Residents 4,573 100.0  
  Employees in Lawrence County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,403 52.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,282 47.7  
  Total Employees 2,685 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Lawrence County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$654$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6688651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,0551,0491,086 
 Construction6031,0111,155 
 Manufacturing4111,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities601789881 
 Information01,0442,011 
 Financial Activities5441,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7289311,377 
 Education and Health Services860906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality279327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified469626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.