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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 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,755 4,763 256,129 261,801  
  Employed 4,384 4,434 244,663 249,531  
  Unemployed 371 329 11,466 12,270  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.8 6.9 4.5 4.7  
  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, 2015  
    Bath County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$635$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6278311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 Construction9259931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities555758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities7251,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health Services504878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.