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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  
    Pulaski County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Mar. 2017 2016 Mar. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 25,367 26,189 96,679 100,240  
  Employed 24,019 24,576 90,781 93,519  
  Unemployed 1,348 1,613 5,898 6,721  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.3 6.2 6.1 6.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Pulaski County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 9.4 9.6 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Pulaski County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$659$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6648311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8359931,096 
 Manufacturing8251,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities618758852 
 Information6849441,829 
 Financial Activities8281,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5288781,332 
 Education and Health Services817878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality277312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified487591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.