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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  
    Ohio County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Aug. 2018 2017 Aug. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,816 9,864 176,010 178,277  
  Employed 9,190 9,343 167,703 171,172  
  Unemployed 626 521 8,307 7,105  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 5.3 4.7 4.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Ohio County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.5 7.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.6 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.4 5.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.5 4.8 5 4.9  
  2017 6.4 4.7 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Ohio County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 3,656 41.6  
  Commuting Out of County 5,126 58.4  
  Total Residents 8,782 100.0  
  Employees in Ohio County  
  Working and Residing In County 3,656 52.2  
  Commuting Into County 3,343 47.8  
  Total Employees 6,999 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Ohio County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$630$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6388651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7771,0491,086 
 Construction8951,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7151,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities567789881 
 Information7611,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6501,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6929311,377 
 Education and Health Services430906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality271327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified563626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.