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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  
    Montgomery County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,829 11,762 372,182 375,202  
  Employed 11,052 11,133 355,807 361,228  
  Unemployed 777 629 16,375 13,974  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.6 5.3 4.4 3.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Montgomery County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.2 7.3 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.5 5.7 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.6 4.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.3 4.3 5 4.9  
  2017 6.6 4.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Montgomery County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,322 40.3  
  Commuting Out of County 6,401 59.7  
  Total Residents 10,723 100.0  
  Employees in Montgomery County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,322 42.0  
  Commuting Into County 5,976 58.0  
  Total Employees 10,298 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Montgomery County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$726$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7578651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining9181,0491,086 
 Construction9761,0111,155 
 Manufacturing8971,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities527789881 
 Information6471,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8541,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0449311,377 
 Education and Health Services838906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality280327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified581626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.