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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
  2020 May 2021 2020 May 2021
Civilian Labor Force 12,935 12,481 128,080 124,575
Employed 12,160 12,083 119,365 119,616
Unemployed 775 398 8,715 4,959
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 3.2 6.8 4.0

Source: Kentucky Center for Statistics

Educational Attainment, Age 25-64

  Taylor County Kentucky United States
No High School Diploma 9.4% 11.5% 10.9%
High School Graduate 39.2% 31.8% 25.7%
Some College, No Degree 23.8% 21.7% 20.7%
Associate’s Degree 9.2% 9.4% 9.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 9.7% 15.6% 21.2%
Postgraduate Degree 8.7% 10.1% 12.3%

Source: JobsEQ

Commuting Patterns

Commuting Patterns

Source: JobsEQ (April 2020)

Average Annual Pay By Industry (2020)

  Taylor County Kentucky United States
Total Industries $37,007 $50,776 $64,013
Total Private Industries $35,378 $50,932 $64,238
Goods-Producing $40,752 $61,491 $70,298
Manufacturing $42,045 $62,924 $73,398
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $36,431 $46,857 $52,376
Information $44,179 $63,163 $136,387
Financial Activities $63,511 $75,128 $106,704
Professional and Business Services $29,713 $55,983 $84,496
Education and Health Services $38,054 $52,063 $55,323
Leisure and Hospitality $13,922 $19,484 $25,864

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Annual Wage (2021 Q3)


$36,806

Taylor County

$42,564

Taylor County LMA

$50,464

Kentucky

$64,555

United States


Source: JobsEQ