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Madison County - Powered by Blue Grass Energy

1201 Lexington Road
Nicholasville, KY 40340
P: +1 888-546-4243


Located in Central Kentucky, Madison County gives that small town feel yet bestows the benefits of a big city. According to the U.S Department of Labor, Madison County is compromised of manufacturing, construction, services, and other various industries.

Workforce & Training

Eastern Kentucky University has designed a program called the Manufacturing Maintenance Certification Program. The Manufacturing Maintenance Technician Certification Program is designed to provide basic and advanced training for new and existing maintenance personnel. The program is open to everyone, but job expectations and skills will be reinforced by job activities. We recommend a blend of maintenance training and “on the job” work activities for participants to receive the fullest benefits from the program.The program features Basic and Advanced Certification. Each certification involves completion of selected technical classes that cover a variety of topics and three modules of foundation classes to provide comprehensive training in basic skills and management tools to complement the technical content of the program.Some of the programs that are taught are:
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Electronics/Ladder Shop
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Electricity

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

Madison County is a certified Work Ready Community.A Work Ready Community is a measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.

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Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 16 Years and Over 70,711  
Civilian Labor Force
Total 43,753 61.88%
Employed 40,372 92.27%
Unemployed 3,381 7.73%
Workers By General Occupation
Median Earnings By Occupation
Median Earnings, Full-time, Year-Round Workers
All Workers $41,288
Male Workers $45,931
Female Workers $33,903


* OES data is not available for this area.
* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
Kentucky Yes
Minimum Wage
Kentucky $7.25