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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  
    Washington County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,365 6,399 190,515 196,135  
  Employed 6,105 6,108 182,040 186,461  
  Unemployed 260 291 8,475 9,674  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 4.5 4.4 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Washington County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.2 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.5 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.4 5.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.1 4.4 5 4.9  
  2017 4.1 4.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Washington County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,522 32.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,237 68.0  
  Total Residents 4,759 100.0  
  Employees in Washington County  
  Working and Residing In County 1,522 46.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,772 53.8  
  Total Employees 3,294 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Washington County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$665$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7528651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6631,0491,086 
 Construction8731,0111,155 
 Manufacturing9441,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities608789881 
 Information7471,0442,011 
 Financial Activities1,0611,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services8509311,377 
 Education and Health Services565906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality223327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified570626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.