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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 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 25,539 26,462 98,882 102,095  
  Employed 24,115 24,922 92,973 96,029  
  Unemployed 1,424 1,540 5,909 6,066  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.6 5.8 6.0 5.9  
  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, 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.