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EMPLOYMENT

ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY [2011]

Industry Employment* Percent*
Total 81.016 100%
Forestry, fishing, hunting, agriculture support 290 .30%
Mining 40 .05%
Utilities 621 .73%
Construction 4,035 2.52%
Manufacturing 10,737 13.09%
Wholesale trade 3,123 3.05%
Retail trade 11,981 14.03%
Transportation & warehousing 5,390 5.77%
Information 1,163 1.59%
Finance & insurance 2,010 2.25%
Real estate & rental & leasing 857
.99%
Professional, scientific & technical services 1,855 1.81%
Management of companies & enterprises 257 .29%
Administration & Support, Waste
Management and Remediation
2,674 2.9%
Educational services 951 1.11%
Health care and social assistance 8,318 10.31%
Arts, entertainment & recreation 782 .86%
Accommodation & food services 7,510 8.87%
Other services (except public administration) 1,889 3.07%
Public Administration 3,245 3.45%
 Employment not reported*
 81,016  100.00%
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, (QCEW)
*The Bureau of Labor Statistics withholds data that might reveal information regarding individual companies.  Therefore, the sum of employment for the industries listed does not equal the employment for "Total all Industries".

RESIDENT EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION [2011]

Occupational Group Employment Percent **
Total 91,705 100%
Office and Administrative Support 12,607 13.7%
Sales and Related Occupations 10,011 10.9%
Production* 7,822 8.5%
Transportation and Material Moving* 7,034 7.7%
Management , Including Farmers and Farm Managers 7,621 8.3%
Food Preparation and Serving Related 6,051 6.6%
Construction and Extraction* 5,984 6.5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 5,255 5.7%
Education, Training, and Library 5,286 5.8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair* 4,094 4.5%
Building and Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance* 3,849 4.2%
Business and Financial Operations 2,586 2.8%
Healthcare Support 2,430 2.7%
Service : Personal Care and Service 2,938 3.2%
Protective Service 1,628 1.8%
Community and Social Services 1,790 2.0%
Architecture and Engineering 1,334 1.5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 946 1.0%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry* 1,078 1.2%
Computer and Mathematical 1,113 1.2%
Life, Physical, and Social Science 638 0.7%
Legal 416 0.5%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Blue-collar occupations
** May not total to 100% due to rounding

RESIDENT HIGH-KNOWLEDGE OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational Group Employment Percent
Total 24,581 100%
Architecture/Engineering 1,334 5.4%
Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports/Media 946 3.8%
Business and Financial Operations 1,972 8.0%
Computer and Mathematical 1,113 4.5%
Education/Training/Library 5,286 21.5%
Healthcare Practitioner/Technician 5,255 21.4%
Legal 416 1.7%
Life/Physical/Social Science 638 2.6%
Management including Farmers/Farm Mgrs 7,621 31.0%

   
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

WHITE- AND BLUE-COLLAR OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational Group Employment Percent
Blue-Collar 29,862 32.6%
White-Collar 37,189 40.6%
 Services  24,654  26.9%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    

  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.