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Perhaps our most evident business asset is the caliber of our workforce. The hardworking, loyal and skilled employees within Taylor County and surrounding labor market area have proven time and time again that they possess the know-how to give their employers the upper hand.

It’s not surprising that total employment in Taylor County continues to grow. It’s a reflection of the confidence new and existing employers have in the people of our great community.

Enhanced by an array of quality educational opportunities and our community’s steadfast dedication to implementing creative and effective workforce initiatives, Taylor County has positioned itself as an ideal location for successful, growing companies. Here’s a look at our workforce by the numbers.

Civilian Labor Force

  Taylor County Local Workforce Area
  2018 Dec. 2019 2018 Dec. 2019
Civilian Labor Force 12,494 13,457 128,360 130,450
Employed 11,959 12,985 121,784 124,691
Unemployed 535 472 6,576 5,759
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.3 3.5 5.1 4.4

Source: Kentucky Center for Statistics

Educational Attainment, Age 25-64

  Taylor County Kentucky United States
No High School Diploma 9.9% 11.9% 11.2%
High School Graduate 40.3% 32.0% 25.8%
Some College, No Degree 22.0% 21.8% 21.0%
Associate’s Degree 9.6% 9.3% 9.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 10.6% 15.2% 20.8%
Postgraduate Degree 7.7% 9.9% 12.1%

Source: JobsEQ

Commuting Patterns

Commuting Patterns

Source: JobsEQ (April 2020)

Average Annual Wages By Industry (2018)

  Taylor County Kentucky United States
Total Industries $33,867 $46,302 $57,266
Total Private Industries $39,178 $46,189 $57,198
Goods-Producing $37,221 $57,872 $65,814
Manufacturing $37,790 $59,208 $68,525
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $33,470 $42,623 $47,607
Information $43,210 $54,629 $113,781
Financial Activities $49,762 $67,733 $95,561
Professional and Business Services $27,305 $50,087 $75,169
Education and Health Services $34,628 $48,210 $50,444
Leisure and Hospitality $13,194 $17,719 $24,087

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Annual Wage (2019 Q4)


$33,405

Taylor County

$38,517

Taylor County LMA

$44,020

Kentucky

$57,413

United States


Source: JobsEQ