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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  
  2016 Dec. 2017 2016 Dec. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,140 5,001 107,403 107,812  
  Employed 4,606 4,645 99,807 101,666  
  Unemployed 534 356 7,596 6,146  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 10.4 7.1 7.1 5.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lawrence County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 9.9 8.3 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lawrence County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,369 30.6  
  Commuting Out of County 3,103 69.4  
  Total Residents 4,472 100.0  
  Employees in Lawrence County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,369 48.9  
  Commuting Into County 1,433 51.1  
  Total Employees 2,802 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Lawrence County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$682$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7048311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 Construction7119931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities537758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities5141,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services8038781,332 
 Education and Health Services892878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.