Labor Market Area
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  Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county‚Äôs county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.  
  Civilian Labor Force  
    Allen County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,954 9,055 290,002 294,650  
  Employed 8,589 8,742 280,048 285,017  
  Unemployed 365 313 9,954 9,633  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Allen County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.9 5.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.0 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.2 4.0 5 4.9  
  2017 4.1 3.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Allen County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,387 32.7  
  Commuting Out of County 4,908 67.3  
  Total Residents 7,295 100.0  
  Employees in Allen County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,387 57.7  
  Commuting Into County 1,749 42.3  
  Total Employees 4,136 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Allen County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$612$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6468651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6281,0491,086 
 Construction7561,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8681,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities502789881 
 Information6301,0442,011 
 Financial Activities5361,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services4969311,377 
 Education and Health Services612906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality207327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified437626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics