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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  
  2017 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,930 5,126 82,956 83,666  
  Employed 4,492 4,722 76,940 77,551  
  Unemployed 438 404 6,016 6,115  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.9 7.9 7.3 7.3  
  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, 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.