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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  
    Boyd & Greenup Counties Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 32,330 31,865 190,103 188,063  
  Employed 29,956 30,058 178,296 178,283  
  Unemployed 2,374 1,807 11,807 9,780  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.3 5.7 6.2 5.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Boyd & Greenup Counties Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.0 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.8 7.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.3 6.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 8.3 6.7 5 4.9  
  2017 7.3 6.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Boyd & Greenup Counties 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 17,535 60.6  
  Commuting Out of County 11,389 39.4  
  Total Residents 28,924 100.0  
  Employees in Boyd & Greenup Counties  
  Working and Residing In County 17,535 55.1  
  Commuting Into County 14,265 44.9  
  Total Employees 31,800 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Boyd & Greenup Counties Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$817$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8468651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,7691,0491,086 
 Construction1,0761,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,5551,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities733789881 
 Information8661,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8151,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services9049311,377 
 Education and Health Services948906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality297327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified582626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.