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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  
    Owen County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,229 5,188 270,351 272,505  
  Employed 4,974 4,965 260,781 263,860  
  Unemployed 255 223 9,570 8,645  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.9 4.3 3.5 3.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Owen County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 5.1 5.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.1 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.1 4.0 5 4.9  
  2017 4.3 4.0 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.9 3.5 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Owen County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,126 27.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,037 73.0  
  Total Residents 4,163 100.0  
  Employees in Owen County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,126 60.5  
  Commuting Into County 734 39.5  
  Total Employees 1,860 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Owen County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$635$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7578651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining4321,0491,086 
 Construction5431,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0581,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities773789881 
 Information8901,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6491,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services4029311,377 
 Education and Health Services770906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality274327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified338626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.