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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  
    Scott County Labor Market Area  
  2015 Dec. 2016 2015 Dec. 2016  
  Civilian Labor Force 26,050 26,796 417,502 430,500  
  Employed 24,993 25,904 399,279 415,223  
  Unemployed 1,057 892 18,223 15,277  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 3.3 4.4 3.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Scott County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2011 8.5 8.3 9.5 8.9  
  2012 6.9 6.9 8.2 8.1  
  2013 6.7 6.9 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.0 5.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.1 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2013  
    Scott County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
  All Industries $986 $784 $957  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0 631 568  
  Mining 0 1,318 1,888  
  Construction 858 911 1,019  
  Manufacturing 1,430 1,030 1,176  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 669 722 817  
  Information 1,160 853 1,616  
  Financial Activities 795 1,069 1,549  
  Services 588 692 857  
  Public Administration 634 813 1,097  
  Other 1,156 1,109 987  
     
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.