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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  
  2017 Aug. 2018 2017 Aug. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,921 9,724 390,060 389,012  
  Employed 9,463 9,352 374,020 374,944  
  Unemployed 458 372 16,040 14,068  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 3.8 4.1 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bourbon County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 4.6 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bourbon County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,696 32.0  
  Commuting Out of County 5,721 68.0  
  Total Residents 8,417 100.0  
  Employees in Bourbon County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,696 40.4  
  Commuting Into County 3,984 59.6  
  Total Employees 6,680 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Bourbon County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$740$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7778651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6161,0491,086 
 Construction9421,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,2701,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities767789881 
 Information7381,0442,011 
 Financial Activities1,0441,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services9289311,377 
 Education and Health Services661906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality335327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified437626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.