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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  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,176 4,111 142,186 143,937  
  Employed 4,003 3,954 135,810 138,521  
  Unemployed 173 157 6,376 5,416  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 3.8 4.5 3.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Metcalfe County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 4.1 4.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Metcalfe County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 776 23.6  
  Commuting Out of County 2,510 76.4  
  Total Residents 3,286 100.0  
  Employees in Metcalfe County  
  Working and Residing In County 776 47.5  
  Commuting Into County 858 52.5  
  Total Employees 1,634 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Metcalfe County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$553$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6378651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining3891,0491,086 
 Construction3931,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8011,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities580789881 
 Information1,1121,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6821,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services8369311,377 
 Education and Health Services478906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality272327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified575626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.