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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  
    Oldham County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Oct. 2018 2017 Oct. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 32,553 32,675 640,057 642,425  
  Employed 31,407 31,597 613,463 617,479  
  Unemployed 1,146 1,078 26,594 24,946  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.5 3.3 4.2 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Oldham County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 6.5 7.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 4.8 5.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.0 4.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 3.4 4.2 5 4.9  
  2017 3.5 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Oldham County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 5,196 18.7  
  Commuting Out of County 22,542 81.3  
  Total Residents 27,738 100.0  
  Employees in Oldham County  
  Working and Residing In County 5,196 37.0  
  Commuting Into County 8,853 63.0  
  Total Employees 14,049 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Oldham County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$838$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8478651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6811,0491,086 
 Construction9821,0111,155 
 Manufacturing9381,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities833789881 
 Information1,3871,0442,011 
 Financial Activities1,1901,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0879311,377 
 Education and Health Services718906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality325327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified670626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.