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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  
    Lewis County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,930 5,092 82,956 82,559  
  Employed 4,492 4,694 76,940 76,723  
  Unemployed 438 398 6,016 5,836  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.9 7.8 7.3 7.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lewis County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 12.2 10.2 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.7 8.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 8.6 7.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 9.2 7.7 5 4.9  
  2017 8.9 7.3 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lewis County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,265 29.2  
  Commuting Out of County 3,060 70.8  
  Total Residents 4,325 100.0  
  Employees in Lewis County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,265 69.5  
  Commuting Into County 556 30.5  
  Total Employees 1,821 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Lewis County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$558$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6158651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining2571,0491,086 
 Construction8071,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7081,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities504789881 
 Information1,0891,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7471,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services3819311,377 
 Education and Health Services625906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality236327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified280626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.