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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  
    Estill County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Dec. 2017 2016 Dec. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,312 5,376 89,311 91,485  
  Employed 5,010 5,097 84,815 87,790  
  Unemployed 302 279 4,496 3,695  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Estill County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.9 8.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.7 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.2 5.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.7 5.0 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Estill County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,220 25.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,665 75.0  
  Total Residents 4,885 100.0  
  Employees in Estill County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,220 59.6  
  Commuting Into County 826 40.4  
  Total Employees 2,046 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Estill County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$637$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6508311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,5241,0751,124 
 Construction5029931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities450758852 
 Information7829441,829 
 Financial Activities7571,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health Services758878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified474591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.