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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  
    Allen County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,788 8,932 278,004 287,689  
  Employed 8,419 8,555 266,827 277,448  
  Unemployed 369 377 11,177 10,241  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Allen County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.7 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.9 5.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.0 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.2 4.0 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Allen County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,179 29.9  
  Commuting Out of County 5,101 70.1  
  Total Residents 7,280 100.0  
  Employees in Allen County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,179 53.9  
  Commuting Into County 1,866 46.1  
  Total Employees 4,045 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Allen County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$671$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6788311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0061,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities466758852 
 Information7209441,829 
 Financial Activities6131,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services2928781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified436591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.