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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 May. 2018 2017 May. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,816 9,840 176,010 179,976  
  Employed 9,190 9,285 167,703 172,878  
  Unemployed 626 555 8,307 7,098  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 5.6 4.7 3.9  
  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, 2015  
    Ohio County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$630$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6138311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9519931,096 
 Manufacturing6691,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities487758852 
 Information7319441,829 
 Financial Activities5651,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6818781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified562591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.