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Work Force

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  
    Madison County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 44,105 42,443 364,868 373,248  
  Employed 42,297 40,355 349,928 356,388  
  Unemployed 1,808 2,088 14,940 16,860  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 4.9 4.1 4.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Madison County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 6.7 7.1 8.2 8.1  
  2013 6.8 7.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.4 5.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.4 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.1 4.1 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Madison County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 14,658 46.3  
  Commuting Out of County 17,026 53.7  
  Total Residents 31,684 100.0  
  Employees in Madison County  
  Working and Residing In County 14,658 46.8  
  Commuting Into County 16,669 53.2  
  Total Employees 31,327 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Madison County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$713$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6818311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9199931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0391,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities507758852 
 Information6299441,829 
 Financial Activities7361,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6768781,332 
 Education and Health Services797878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality255312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified475591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.