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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  
    Union County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,177 6,048 142,954 144,396  
  Employed 5,765 5,658 136,116 138,077  
  Unemployed 412 390 6,838 6,319  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.7 6.4 4.8 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Union County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.0 7.7 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Union County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,742 49.4  
  Commuting Out of County 2,810 50.6  
  Total Residents 5,552 100.0  
  Employees in Union County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,742 49.2  
  Commuting Into County 2,827 50.8  
  Total Employees 5,569 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Union County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$823$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries8608311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,7091,0751,124 
 Construction8149931,096 
 Manufacturing8111,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities535758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities8871,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services1,1668781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality217312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.