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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  
    Mason County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 7,254 7,275 73,443 74,068  
  Employed 6,854 6,907 69,180 70,681  
  Unemployed 400 368 4,263 3,387  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.5 5.1 5.8 4.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Mason County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 7.8 7.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.1 6.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.1 6.4 5 4.9  
  2017 6.1 6.3 4.9 4.4  
  2018 5.5 5.8 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Mason County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 3,044 47.6  
  Commuting Out of County 3,346 52.4  
  Total Residents 6,390 100.0  
  Employees in Mason County  
  Working and Residing In County 3,044 38.7  
  Commuting Into County 4,814 61.3  
  Total Employees 7,858 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Mason County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$734$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7858651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining3471,0491,086 
 Construction1,1271,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0811,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities719789881 
 Information1,1301,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7211,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7189311,377 
 Education and Health Services910906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality251327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified390626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.