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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  
    Jackson County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,203 4,052 95,164 94,849  
  Employed 3,853 3,726 89,962 89,612  
  Unemployed 350 326 5,202 5,237  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.3 8.0 5.5 5.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Jackson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 8.3 5.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Jackson County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 967 25.6  
  Commuting Out of County 2,811 74.4  
  Total Residents 3,778 100.0  
  Employees in Jackson County  
  Working and Residing In County 967 60.8  
  Commuting Into County 623 39.2  
  Total Employees 1,590 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Jackson County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$527$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6208651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7181,0491,086 
 Construction4891,0111,155 
 Manufacturing4901,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities533789881 
 Information9761,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7111,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6959311,377 
 Education and Health Services643906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality259327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified402626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.