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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  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 10,657 10,695 85,293 85,419  
  Employed 10,069 10,057 79,064 79,105  
  Unemployed 588 638 6,229 6,314  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.5 6.0 7.3 7.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Rowan County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.3 9.0 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Rowan County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 3,784 48.4  
  Commuting Out of County 4,033 51.6  
  Total Residents 7,817 100.0  
  Employees in Rowan County  
  Working and Residing In County 3,784 40.2  
  Commuting Into County 5,635 59.8  
  Total Employees 9,419 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Rowan County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$635$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5978311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction7819931,096 
 Manufacturing7511,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities488758852 
 Information7579441,829 
 Financial Activities6891,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services3558781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality242312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified428591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.