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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  
    Bourbon County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,826 9,824 377,592 386,713  
  Employed 9,363 9,371 362,430 369,650  
  Unemployed 463 453 15,162 17,063  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.7 4.6 4.0 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bourbon County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.7 6.9 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.6 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.7 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.9 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.0 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bourbon County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,645 30.5  
  Commuting Out of County 6,027 69.5  
  Total Residents 8,672 100.0  
  Employees in Bourbon County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,645 39.6  
  Commuting Into County 4,026 60.4  
  Total Employees 6,671 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Bourbon County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$764$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7798311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8819931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0261,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities843758852 
 Information8359441,829 
 Financial Activities1,0461,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6688781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality320312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified440591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.