Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Graves County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2008 7.0 6.6 6.4 5.8  
  2009 10.1 9.9 10.5 9.3  
  2010 10.2 9.9 10.5 9.6  
  2011 9.3 9.8 9.5 8.9  
  2012 8.5 9.3 8.2 8.1  
     
 

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).