Workforce Statistics

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

 Graves County Labor Market Area
  2017 2018 2017 2018
Civilian Labor Force 16,041 16,290 123,597 125,105
Employed 15,094 15,361 116,578 117,923
Unemployed 947 929 7,019 7,182
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.7

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


 

Unemployment Rate (%)

Year  Graves County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S
2013 9.2 9.3 8.3 7.4
2014 7.6 7.4 6.5 6.2
2015 6.3 6.4 5.4 5.3
2016 6.0 5.9 5 4.9
2017 5.9 5.7 4.9 4.4

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Commuting Patterns

Residents of Graves County 2015 Percent
Working and Residing in County 5,924 43.6
Commuting Out of County 7,664 56.4
Total Residents 13,588 100.0
Employees in Graves County    
Working and Residing in County 5,924 58.9
Commuting Into County 4,139 41.1
Total Employees 10,063 100.0

 


Average Weekly Wage, 2015

  Graves County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.
Total All Industries $675

$834

$1,018
Total Private Industries 663 831 1,017
Natural Resources and Mining N/A 1,075 1,124
Construction 664 993 1,093
Manufacturing 666 1,091 1,237
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 654 758 852
Information 836 944 1,829
Financial Activities 731 1,169 1,691
Professional and Business Services 510 878 1,332
Education and Health Services 698 878 911
Leisure and Hospitality 212 312 419
Other Services and Unclassified 866 591 691

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics