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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  
    Boone County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 68,431 71,076 785,934 808,498  
  Employed 65,761 68,458 752,642 774,518  
  Unemployed 2,670 2,618 33,292 33,980  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.9 3.7 4.2 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Boone County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 3.9 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Boone County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 23,413 40.1  
  Commuting Out of County 34,995 59.9  
  Total Residents 58,408 100.0  
  Employees in Boone County  
  Working and Residing In County 23,413 29.4  
  Commuting Into County 56,150 70.6  
  Total Employees 79,563 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Boone County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$885$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8938651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6701,0491,086 
 Construction1,0341,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,1091,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities913789881 
 Information1,0151,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9841,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0209311,377 
 Education and Health Services883906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality355327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified619626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.