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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  
    Daviess County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 48,018 47,816 243,650 244,121  
  Employed 46,121 46,170 234,618 236,415  
  Unemployed 1,897 1,646 9,032 7,706  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.0 3.4 3.7 3.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Daviess County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 5.7 5.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.7 4.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.5 4.5 5 4.9  
  2017 4.4 4.0 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.0 3.7 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Daviess County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 27,448 68.0  
  Commuting Out of County 12,935 32.0  
  Total Residents 40,383 100.0  
  Employees in Daviess County  
  Working and Residing In County 27,448 63.2  
  Commuting Into County 15,952 36.8  
  Total Employees 43,400 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Daviess County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$776$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7898651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining8631,0491,086 
 Construction9281,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0741,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities752789881 
 Information8551,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8881,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6209311,377 
 Education and Health Services914906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality296327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified615626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.