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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  
    Caldwell County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,467 5,376 129,942 127,097  
  Employed 5,182 5,143 122,351 120,868  
  Unemployed 285 233 7,591 6,229  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.2 4.3 5.8 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Caldwell County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.0 8.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.5 7.0 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.6 6.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.3 5.8 5 4.9  
  2017 5.2 5.8 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Caldwell County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,074 41.8  
  Commuting Out of County 2,893 58.2  
  Total Residents 4,967 100.0  
  Employees in Caldwell County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,074 51.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,965 48.7  
  Total Employees 4,039 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Caldwell County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$632$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6538651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7511,0491,086 
 Construction9461,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8611,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities578789881 
 Information9221,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7451,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5989311,377 
 Education and Health Services738906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality248327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified453626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.