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Total Available Labor (2014) from thinkkentucky.com

 TotalUnemployedPotential Labor SupplyFuture Labor:
Becoming 18 Years of Age
(2012-2015)
Labor Market Area13,54711,1982,34915,751
Barren County2,1701,5995712,391
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 from thinkkentucky.com

 Barren County 2013Barren County Nov. 2014Labor Market Area 2013Labor Market Area April 2014
Civilian Labor Force19,30618,810145,920144,158
Employed17,73117,716134,742136,484
Unemployed1,5751,09411,1787,674
Unemployment Rate (%)8.25.87.75.3
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment Rate (%) from thinkkentucky.com

YearBarren CountyLabor Market AreaKentuckyU.S.
20086.26.36.45.8
200912.511.610.59.3
201012.010.610.59.6
201110.29.49.58.9
20128.17.68.28.1
20138.27.78.37.4
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Commuting Patterns from thinkkentucky.com

Residents of Barren County2010Percent
Working and Residing In County7,97452.6
Commuting Out of County7,18547.4
Total Residents15,159100.0

Employees in Barren County2010Percent
Working and Residing In County7,97453.2
Commuting Out of County7,02446.8
Total Employees14,998100.0
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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