Workforce - Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress
74
page-template-default,page,page-id-74,page-child,parent-pageid-63,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-2.3,smooth_scroll,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.6,vc_responsive

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 Oct. 2018 2017 October 2018
Civilian Labor Force 11,686 10,549 146,915 145,981
Employed 10,903 9,914 139,347 139,542
Unemployed 783 635 7,568 6,439
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, 2017

Muhlenberg County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.
Total All Industries $793 $845 $1,042
Total Private Industries 817 865 1,064
Natural Resources and Mining 1,321 1,049 1,086
Construction 1,119 1,011 1,155
Manufacturing 806 1,108 1,272
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 607 789 881
Information 594 1,044 2,011
Financial Activities 780 1,236 1,752
Professional and Business Services 1,035 931 1,377
Education and Health Services 942 906 940
Leisure and Hospitality 236 327 441
Other Services and Unclassified 516 626 734
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.