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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  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 45,469 46,923 237,384 241,891  
  Employed 43,433 44,669 226,640 231,127  
  Unemployed 2,036 2,254 10,744 10,764  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Daviess County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 6.7 7.4 8.2 8.1  
  2013 6.8 7.1 8.3 7.4  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Daviess County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 26,856 68.0  
  Commuting Out of County 12,665 32.0  
  Total Residents 39,521 100.0  
  Employees in Daviess County  
  Working and Residing In County 26,856 61.8  
  Commuting Into County 16,597 38.2  
  Total Employees 43,453 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Daviess County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$757$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7618311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining8921,0751,124 
 Construction8449931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0161,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities736758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities8521,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6298781,332 
 Education and Health Services879878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality289312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified641591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.