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Work Force

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  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,970 4,839 82,449 81,907  
  Employed 4,514 4,395 76,129 75,702  
  Unemployed 456 444 6,320 6,205  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 9.2 9.2 7.7 7.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lewis County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 11.7 9.6 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lewis County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,188 27.5  
  Commuting Out of County 3,139 72.5  
  Total Residents 4,327 100.0  
  Employees in Lewis County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,188 65.1  
  Commuting Into County 636 34.9  
  Total Employees 1,824 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Lewis County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$578$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5748311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing6541,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities440758852 
 Information1,0309441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6038781,332 
 Education and Health Services599878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality245312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified308591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.