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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  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,072 6,073 93,682 94,652  
  Employed 5,569 5,660 88,449 89,272  
  Unemployed 503 413 5,233 5,380  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.3 6.8 5.6 5.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Russell County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.6 8.9 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.0 9.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 10.0 7.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 11.9 6.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 8.3 5.6 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Russell County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,854 51.3  
  Commuting Out of County 2,704 48.7  
  Total Residents 5,558 100.0  
  Employees in Russell County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,854 54.2  
  Commuting Into County 2,410 45.8  
  Total Employees 5,264 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Russell County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$570$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5518311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing6401,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities440758852 
 Information1,0609441,829 
 Financial Activities7271,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services2688781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality254312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified417591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.