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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  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 45,448 45,980 376,817 379,897  
  Employed 43,494 44,289 361,039 366,193  
  Unemployed 1,954 1,691 15,778 13,704  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.3 3.7 4.2 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Madison County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 4.3 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Madison County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 15,407 46.1  
  Commuting Out of County 18,000 53.9  
  Total Residents 33,407 100.0  
  Employees in Madison County  
  Working and Residing In County 15,407 48.8  
  Commuting Into County 16,193 51.2  
  Total Employees 31,600 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Madison County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$744$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7348651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,0861,0491,086 
 Construction8901,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0641,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities547789881 
 Information7061,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7721,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services9569311,377 
 Education and Health Services770906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality272327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified477626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.