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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  
    Morgan County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,518 4,643 37,415 37,123  
  Employed 4,167 4,327 34,003 34,059  
  Unemployed 351 316 3,412 3,064  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.8 6.8 9.1 8.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Morgan County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 11.4 10.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 11.8 10.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.4 9.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 8.0 8.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 7.8 9.1 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Morgan County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,459 35.8  
  Commuting Out of County 2,614 64.2  
  Total Residents 4,073 100.0  
  Employees in Morgan County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,459 54.1  
  Commuting Into County 1,237 45.9  
  Total Employees 2,696 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Morgan County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$626$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6218311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9019931,096 
 Manufacturing6141,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities423758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health Services726878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified416591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.