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Workforce Information for Muhlenberg County Kentucky

Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county’s 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

Muhlenberg County Labor Market Area
2017 May. 2018 2017 May. 2018
Civilian Labor Force 11,686 11,929 146,915 148,727
Employed 10,903 11,216 139,347 142,181
Unemployed 783 713 7,568 6,546
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.7 6.0 5.2 4.4
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Unemployment Rate (%)

Year Muhlenberg County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.
2013 9.5 8.1 8.3 7.4
2014 7.6 6.5 6.5 6.2
2015 7.1 5.6 5.4 5.3
2016 7.0 5.3 5 4.9
2017 6.7 5.2 4.9 4.4
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Commuting Patterns

Residents of Muhlenberg County 2015 Percent
Working and Residing In County 4,786 44.5
Commuting Out of County 5,977 55.5
Total Residents 10,763 100.0
Employees in Muhlenberg County
Working and Residing In County 4,786 57.5
Commuting Into County 3,538 42.5
Total Employees 8,324 100.0
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.

 

Average Weekly Wage, 2015

Muhlenberg County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.
Total All Industries $826 $834 $1,018
Total Private Industries 784 831 1,017
Natural Resources and Mining N/A 1,075 1,124
Construction 1,148 993 1,096
Manufacturing 781 1,091 1,237
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 568 758 852
Information 552 944 1,829
Financial Activities 714 1,169 1,691
Professional and Business Services 715 878 1,332
Education and Health Services 756 878 911
Leisure and Hospitality 232 312 419
Other Services and Unclassified 527 591 691
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.