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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  
    Caldwell & Lyon Counties Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,482 8,522 167,216 167,163  
  Employed 8,070 8,156 158,594 159,873  
  Unemployed 412 366 8,622 7,290  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.9 4.3 5.2 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Caldwell & Lyon Counties Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 6.7 6.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 6.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.4 5.7 5 4.9  
  2017 5.4 5.7 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.9 5.2 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Caldwell & Lyon Counties 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 3,459 47.5  
  Commuting Out of County 3,820 52.5  
  Total Residents 7,279 100.0  
  Employees in Caldwell & Lyon Counties  
  Working and Residing In County 3,459 56.4  
  Commuting Into County 2,674 43.6  
  Total Employees 6,133 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Caldwell & Lyon Counties Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$612$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6048651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6861,0491,086 
 Construction8641,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8471,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities588789881 
 Information8361,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7341,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5149311,377 
 Education and Health Services663906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality274327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified577626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.