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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  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 10,711 10,649 86,290 85,958  
  Employed 10,093 10,013 80,188 80,168  
  Unemployed 618 636 6,102 5,790  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.8 6.0 7.1 6.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Rowan County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.5 9.2 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.0 8.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.0 7.2 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.5 7.3 5 4.9  
  2017 5.8 7.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Rowan County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,064 50.4  
  Commuting Out of County 3,996 49.6  
  Total Residents 8,060 100.0  
  Employees in Rowan County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,064 42.1  
  Commuting Into County 5,593 57.9  
  Total Employees 9,657 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Rowan County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$641$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6228651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7171,0491,086 
 Construction8501,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7941,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities537789881 
 Information9391,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7111,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5299311,377 
 Education and Health Services713906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality256327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified450626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.