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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  
    Bath County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,755 4,658 256,129 259,983  
  Employed 4,384 4,339 244,663 248,253  
  Unemployed 371 319 11,466 11,730  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.8 6.8 4.5 4.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bath County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 10.1 7.4 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.0 5.7 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.8 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 7.2 4.4 5 4.9  
  2017 7.8 4.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bath County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 932 22.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,295 78.0  
  Total Residents 4,227 100.0  
  Employees in Bath County  
  Working and Residing In County 932 50.0  
  Commuting Into County 932 50.0  
  Total Employees 1,864 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Bath County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$605$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6938651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining4681,0491,086 
 Construction9351,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7041,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities606789881 
 Information5591,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6111,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5649311,377 
 Education and Health Services449906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality270327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified436626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.