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Work Force

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  
    Knott County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,576 4,422 69,250 67,177  
  Employed 4,188 4,066 63,266 62,058  
  Unemployed 388 356 5,984 5,119  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.5 8.1 8.6 7.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Knott County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 16.1 13.3 8.3 7.4  
  2014 11.2 10.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.9 9.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 11.2 11.2 5 4.9  
  2017 8.5 8.6 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Knott County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,182 28.7  
  Commuting Out of County 2,935 71.3  
  Total Residents 4,117 100.0  
  Employees in Knott County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,182 44.4  
  Commuting Into County 1,479 55.6  
  Total Employees 2,661 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Knott County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$600$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries5778651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,2101,0491,086 
 Construction7851,0111,155 
 Manufacturing6581,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities545789881 
 Information7891,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9501,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0129311,377 
 Education and Health Services520906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality284327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified418626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.