Workforce Murray-Calloway


Labor Market Area

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.

Total Available Labor
Available Labor, 2012 Future Labor:
Becoming 18 Years of Age
(2014-2017)
Total Unemployed Potential Labor Supply
Labor Market Area 11,728 8,480 3,248 9,711
Calloway County 1,435 1,311 124 1,529
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (KCED); U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Note: Total Available Labor = Unemployed + Potential Labor Supply. Unemployed – people currently not employed, but actively seeking work. Potential Labor Supply: Determined by the national labor force participation rate minus each county’s labor force participation rate. Labor force participation rates are calculated by dividing the labor force by the population. NA (Not Applicable) applies to counties with a labor force participation rate greater than the national average.  Future Labor – people becoming 18 years of age (not part of the total available labor statistics).
Civilian Labor Force
Calloway County Labor Market Area
2013 Aug. 2014 2013 Aug. 2014
Civilian Labor Force 17,004 16,004 89,557 84,490
Employed 15,641 14,931 80,962 77,509
Unemployed 1,363 1,073 8,595 6,981
Unemployment Rate (%) 8.0 6.7 9.6 8.3
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment Rate (%)
Year Calloway County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.
2009 8.4 11.3 10.5 9.3
2010 8.7 10.8 10.5 9.6
2011 8.0 10.2 9.5 8.9
2012 7.2 9.2 8.2 8.1
2013 8.0 9.6 8.3 7.4
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Commuting Patterns
Residents of Calloway County 2010 Percent
Working and Residing In County 8,459 66.3
Commuting Out of County 4,295 33.7
Total Residents 12,754 100.0
Employees in Calloway County
Working and Residing In County 8,459 56.7
Commuting Into County 6,454 43.3
Total Employees 14,913 100.0
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Average Weekly Wage, 2012
Calloway County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S. Ohio
All Industries $627 $778 $948 $851
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0 620 552 551
Mining 0 1,290 1,859 1,392
Construction 649 883 1,002 973
Manufacturing 1,197 1,013 1,164 1,068
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 482 716 810 750
Information 637 846 1,527 1,068
Financial Activities 636 1,065 1,536 1,136
Services 414 688 850 776
Public Administration 610 820 1,088 1,035
Other N/A 1,009 1,007 628
Indiana Illinois Tennessee Virginia
All Industries $793 $1,004 $845 $993
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 622 635 545 556
Mining 1,237 1,288 1,244 1,301
Construction 1,040 1,153 892 927
Manufacturing 1,083 1,211 1,053 1,047
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 696 874 800 756
Information 918 1,316 1,127 1,527
Financial Activities 1,037 1,736 1,258 1,375
Services 676 898 762 974
Public Administration 816 1,155 829 1,357
Other 976 731 1,315 805
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.