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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  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 17,258 17,332 395,340 398,456  
  Employed 16,455 16,654 378,806 384,250  
  Unemployed 803 678 16,534 14,206  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.7 3.9 4.2 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Clark County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.8 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.1 5 4.9  
  2017 4.7 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Clark County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,897 32.3  
  Commuting Out of County 10,274 67.7  
  Total Residents 15,171 100.0  
  Employees in Clark County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,897 36.5  
  Commuting Into County 8,510 63.5  
  Total Employees 13,407 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Clark County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$753$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7898651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6661,0491,086 
 Construction9421,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0041,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities702789881 
 Information1,4121,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9341,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7529311,377 
 Education and Health Services928906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality286327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified496626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.