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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  
    Washington County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,161 6,169 184,379 190,934  
  Employed 5,909 5,897 176,340 181,998  
  Unemployed 252 272 8,039 8,936  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Washington County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.6 8.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.2 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.5 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.4 5.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.1 4.4 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Washington County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,490 31.5  
  Commuting Out of County 3,244 68.5  
  Total Residents 4,734 100.0  
  Employees in Washington County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,490 46.6  
  Commuting Into County 1,705 53.4  
  Total Employees 3,195 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Washington County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$712$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7288311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining6121,0751,124 
 Construction8659931,096 
 Manufacturing9841,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities545758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6998781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified435591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.