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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  
    Pulaski County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 25,539 25,791 98,882 99,699  
  Employed 24,115 24,588 92,973 94,771  
  Unemployed 1,424 1,203 5,909 4,928  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.6 4.7 6.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Pulaski County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 9.5 9.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.4 8.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.0 6.9 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.3 6.1 5 4.9  
  2017 5.6 6.0 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Pulaski County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 13,659 64.4  
  Commuting Out of County 7,565 35.6  
  Total Residents 21,224 100.0  
  Employees in Pulaski County  
  Working and Residing In County 13,659 56.7  
  Commuting Into County 10,433 43.3  
  Total Employees 24,092 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Pulaski County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$654$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6718651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining8401,0491,086 
 Construction8461,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7641,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities635789881 
 Information7031,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8361,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5809311,377 
 Education and Health Services843906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality281327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified533626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.