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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  
    Caldwell County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,397 5,308 127,735 130,254  
  Employed 5,112 5,024 120,289 122,293  
  Unemployed 285 284 7,446 7,961  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.3 5.4 5.8 6.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Caldwell County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.1 8.4 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Caldwell County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,994 39.1  
  Commuting Out of County 3,105 60.9  
  Total Residents 5,099 100.0  
  Employees in Caldwell County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,994 48.3  
  Commuting Into County 2,134 51.7  
  Total Employees 4,128 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Caldwell County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$599$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5978311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction5999931,096 
 Manufacturing8561,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities522758852 
 Information6889441,829 
 Financial Activities7831,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services4788781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified479591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.