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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  
    Bracken County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,878 3,880 97,090 97,728  
  Employed 3,652 3,714 92,624 94,035  
  Unemployed 226 166 4,466 3,693  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.8 4.3 4.6 3.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bracken County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 9.2 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.8 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.4 5.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 4.6 5 4.9  
  2017 5.8 4.6 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bracken County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 654 28.0  
  Commuting Out of County 1,681 72.0  
  Total Residents 2,335 100.0  
  Employees in Bracken County  
  Working and Residing In County 654 52.3  
  Commuting Into County 596 47.7  
  Total Employees 1,250 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Bracken County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$573$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7208651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining4641,0491,086 
 Construction7231,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,1531,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities617789881 
 Information6721,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6191,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0519311,377 
 Education and Health Services699906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality203327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified514626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.