Print

Work Force

Labor Market Area
  [HLink_LM]  
  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  
    Jackson County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Dec. 2017 2016 Dec. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,262 4,193 92,755 95,224  
  Employed 3,943 3,920 87,660 91,229  
  Unemployed 319 273 5,095 3,995  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.5 6.5 5.5 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Jackson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 14.4 8.7 8.2 8.1  
  2013 15.0 8.6 8.3 7.4  
  2014 11.5 7.0 6.5 6.2  
  2015 8.6 5.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 7.5 5.5 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Jackson County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 961 23.3  
  Commuting Out of County 3,167 76.7  
  Total Residents 4,128 100.0  
  Employees in Jackson County  
  Working and Residing In County 961 58.5  
  Commuting Into County 683 41.5  
  Total Employees 1,644 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Jackson County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$617$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6308311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining2521,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing8181,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities381758852 
 Information9049441,829 
 Financial Activities6691,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7038781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality261312419 
 Other Services and UnclassifiedN/A591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.