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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  
    Pike County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 19,933 19,609 58,013 57,273  
  Employed 18,751 18,590 54,229 54,037  
  Unemployed 1,182 1,019 3,784 3,236  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.2 6.5 5.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Pike County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 10.5 10.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.5 10.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 10.8 11.0 5 4.9  
  2017 7.9 8.2 4.9 4.4  
  2018 5.9 6.5 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Pike County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 11,724 63.3  
  Commuting Out of County 6,805 36.7  
  Total Residents 18,529 100.0  
  Employees in Pike County  
  Working and Residing In County 11,724 56.8  
  Commuting Into County 8,907 43.2  
  Total Employees 20,631 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Pike County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$808$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8318651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,2751,0491,086 
 Construction9131,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0421,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities622789881 
 Information9811,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9801,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7759311,377 
 Education and Health Services1,113906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality286327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified535626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.