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Work Force

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  
    Boone County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 65,523 69,576 768,396 797,710  
  Employed 63,043 66,717 735,579 761,735  
  Unemployed 2,480 2,859 32,817 35,975  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Boone County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.1 7.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 6.8 7.2 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.2 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.2 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 3.8 4.3 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Boone County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 22,142 39.1  
  Commuting Out of County 34,494 60.9  
  Total Residents 56,636 100.0  
  Employees in Boone County  
  Working and Residing In County 22,142 29.0  
  Commuting Into County 54,131 71.0  
  Total Employees 76,273 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Boone County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$862$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries8618311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining5371,0751,124 
 Construction9659931,096 
 Manufacturing1,1171,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities857758852 
 Information9819441,829 
 Financial Activities9201,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services1,0108781,332 
 Education and Health Services820878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality328312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified601591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.