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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’s 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  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,734 6,736 107,639 107,493  
  Employed 6,420 6,488 102,579 102,967  
  Unemployed 314 248 5,060 4,526  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.7 3.7 4.7 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Casey County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 7.0 7.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 6.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.6 5.3 5 4.9  
  2017 4.7 5.2 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.7 4.7 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Casey County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,008 41.3  
  Commuting Out of County 2,857 58.7  
  Total Residents 4,865 100.0  
  Employees in Casey County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,008 55.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,632 44.8  
  Total Employees 3,640 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Casey County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$557$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries5928651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining5391,0491,086 
 Construction7931,0111,155 
 Manufacturing5711,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities613789881 
 Information6771,0442,011 
 Financial Activities5351,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0829311,377 
 Education and Health Services649906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality278327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified384626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.