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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  
    Metcalfe County Labor Market Area  
  2016 May. 2017 2016 May. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,106 4,362 137,062 145,309  
  Employed 3,923 4,192 130,840 139,221  
  Unemployed 183 170 6,222 6,088  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 3.9 4.5 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Metcalfe County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.0 7.6 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.7 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.5 4.5 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Metcalfe County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 801 23.2  
  Commuting Out of County 2,654 76.8  
  Total Residents 3,455 100.0  
  Employees in Metcalfe County  
  Working and Residing In County 801 49.1  
  Commuting Into County 831 50.9  
  Total Employees 1,632 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Metcalfe County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$648$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6578311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing8331,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities480758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities6381,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7468781,332 
 Education and Health Services490878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified537591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.