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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  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,273 6,374 95,653 97,353  
  Employed 5,824 5,999 90,410 91,957  
  Unemployed 449 375 5,243 5,396  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.2 5.9 5.5 5.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Russell County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 7.2 5.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Russell County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,963 51.4  
  Commuting Out of County 2,796 48.6  
  Total Residents 5,759 100.0  
  Employees in Russell County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,963 58.0  
  Commuting Into County 2,146 42.0  
  Total Employees 5,109 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Russell County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$566$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries5668651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining3871,0491,086 
 Construction8041,0111,155 
 Manufacturing6571,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities472789881 
 Information1,0311,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6911,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services4899311,377 
 Education and Health Services542906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality262327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified454626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.