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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  
  2017 Aug. 2018 2017 Aug. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,383 5,382 91,193 89,161  
  Employed 5,061 5,115 86,486 85,132  
  Unemployed 322 267 4,707 4,029  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 5.0 5.2 4.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Estill County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 6.0 5.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Estill County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,243 25.7  
  Commuting Out of County 3,589 74.3  
  Total Residents 4,832 100.0  
  Employees in Estill County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,243 59.4  
  Commuting Into County 849 40.6  
  Total Employees 2,092 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Estill County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$565$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6348651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,3561,0491,086 
 Construction5541,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8151,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities435789881 
 Information6871,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7831,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6729311,377 
 Education and Health Services845906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality246327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified448626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.