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CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

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

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE Number  
2000 99,825
2011 100,739
 Nov. 2012 100,412  
% Change 2000 - 2011 0.9%
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
EMPLOYMENT Number Percent
2000 94,971 95.2%
2011 91,705 91.0%
Nov. 2012
92,657
92.3%
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
UNEMPLOYMENT Number Percent
2000 4,854 4.9%
2011 9,034 9.0%
Nov. 2012
7,755
7.7%
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
LABOR PARTICIPATION [2011] Number Percent
Male 53,703 65.5%
Female 46,615 52.3%
Total 100,318 58.6%
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.