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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  
  2016 Dec. 2017 2016 Dec. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,603 4,442 68,777 67,535  
  Employed 4,086 4,175 61,105 63,306  
  Unemployed 517 267 7,672 4,229  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 11.2 6.0 11.2 6.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Knott County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 13.2 11.1 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Knott County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,137 26.2  
  Commuting Out of County 3,203 73.8  
  Total Residents 4,340 100.0  
  Employees in Knott County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,137 37.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,915 62.7  
  Total Employees 3,052 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Knott County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$647$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6438311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities546758852 
 Information7429441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services1,8218781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified362591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.