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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  
    Union County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,191 6,068 143,312 148,320  
  Employed 5,821 5,733 137,624 142,497  
  Unemployed 370 335 5,688 5,823  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 5.5 4.0 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Union County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.1 7.4 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.9 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.7 4.8 5 4.9  
  2017 6.0 4.0 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Union County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,601 48.5  
  Commuting Out of County 2,760 51.5  
  Total Residents 5,361 100.0  
  Employees in Union County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,601 53.6  
  Commuting Into County 2,249 46.4  
  Total Employees 4,850 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Union County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$800$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8398651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,8121,0491,086 
 Construction8881,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8541,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities639789881 
 Information8391,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9651,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0629311,377 
 Education and Health Services676906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality228327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified621626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.