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60-MINUTE LABOR SHED

The West Kentucky Megasite regional labor market encompasses a population of approximately 210,000 people from the eight Western Kentucky counties, plus Massac County, Illinois. The 60-mile radius surrounding the West Kentucky Megasite extends well beyond the core nine counties to include an additional 19 counties in four states. Within a 60-mile radius, the population exceeds one-half million.  Source: TIP strategies

RESIDENT EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY [2011]

Industry Employment* Percent*
Total 102,500 100%
Agriculture/Forest/Fish/Hunt 4,726 4.6%
Construction 8,199 8.0%
Total Manufacturing 14,137 13.8%
Wholesale Trade 3,403 3.3%
Retail Trade 14,494 14.1%
Transport/Warehse/Utils 6,623 6.5%
Information 1,576 1.5%
Fin/Insur/RE/Rent/Lse 4,225 4.1%
Prof/Sci/Tech/Admin 3,302 3.2%
Mgmt of Companies 16 0.02%
Admin/Spprt/Waste Mgmt 2,789 2.7%
Educational Svcs 9,329 9.1%
Health Care/Soc Asst 13,426 13.1%
Entertainment/Rec Svcs 2,139 2.1%
Accommodation and Food Services 7,880 7.7%
Other Services (excluding Public Administration) 5,688 5.5%
Public Administration 3,683 3.6%
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, (QCEW)
*Total exceeds the sum of the parts due to non-disclosed data for some industries

RESIDENT EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION [2011]

Occupational Group Employment Percent
Total 102,500 100%
Management , Including Farmers and Farm Managers 7,554 7.4%
Business and Financial Operations 2,820 2.8%
Computer and Mathematical 844 0.8%
Architecture and Engineering 1,224 1.2%
Life, Physical, and Social Science 625 0.6%
Community and Social Services 1,636 1.6%
Legal 635 0.6%
Education, Training, and Library 5,624 5.5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,057 1.0%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 5,973 5.8%
Healthcare Support 2,781 2.7%
Protective Service 1,738 1.7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related 7,355 7.2%
Building and Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance* 4,149 4.0%
Service : Personal Care and Service 2,626 2.6%
Sales and Related Occupations 12,832 12.5%
Office and Administrative Support 14,302 14.0%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry* 977 1.0%
Construction and Extraction* 6,431 6.3%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair* 4,699 4.6%
Production* 9,747 9.5%
Transportation and Material Moving* 8,523 8.3%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc.
*Blue-collar occupations
† Service Occupations

RESIDENT HIGH-KNOWLEDGE OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT [2011]

Occupational Group Employment Percent
Total 23,135 100%
Architecture/Engineering 1,057 4.6%
Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports/Media 941 4.1%
Business and Financial Operations 2,586 11.2%
Computer and Mathematical 763 3.3%
Education/Training/Library 4,934 21.3%
Healthcare Practitioner/Technician 5,188 22.4%
Legal 558 2.4%
Life/Physical/Social Science 566 2.4%
Management including Farmers/Farm Mgrs 6,541 28.3%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    

WHITE- AND BLUE-COLLAR OCCUPATIONAL DISTRIBUTION [2011]

Occupational Group Employment Percent
Blue-Collar 34,526 33.7%
White-Collar 35,675 34.3%
Service Occupations 33,951 33.1%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc    

Information on this page was provided in part from TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) and Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC. TIP is a privately held Austin-based economic development consulting firm which assisted West Kentucky Megasite with analysis of the regional workforce and identification of potential target industry opportunities. For their complete report, click on the TIP Workforce Analysis Link in the right sidebar. A complete current demographic profile complied by Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC is also available in the right sidebar.