58.2% unemployed in Breathitt County in 2017


58.2 percent of Breathitt County residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 40.6 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Breathitt County population reached 10,892.

Out of 4,556 people who had a job, all belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Breathitt County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
6,336
58.2
Employed
4,556
41.8
Employed in civilian labor force
4,556
41.8
Employed in armed forces
0
0

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