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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  
    Shelby County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Apr. 2018 2017 Apr. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 24,212 24,417 819,243 829,203  
  Employed 23,333 23,702 785,833 801,771  
  Unemployed 879 715 33,410 27,432  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.6 2.9 4.1 3.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Shelby County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 6.8 7.4 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.0 5.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.1 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 3.5 4.0 5 4.9  
  2017 3.6 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Shelby County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 5,947 31.5  
  Commuting Out of County 12,913 68.5  
  Total Residents 18,860 100.0  
  Employees in Shelby County  
  Working and Residing In County 5,947 40.0  
  Commuting Into County 8,931 60.0  
  Total Employees 14,878 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Shelby County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$736$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7508311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction7789931,096 
 Manufacturing9671,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities728758852 
 Information6709441,829 
 Financial Activities9081,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5148781,332 
 Education and Health Services790878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality297312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified575591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.