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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  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 31,694 31,987 188,991 188,818  
  Employed 29,048 29,546 176,267 176,485  
  Unemployed 2,646 2,441 12,724 12,333  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.3 7.6 6.7 6.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Boyd & Greenup Counties Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.8 8.1 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Boyd & Greenup Counties 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 17,353 60.1  
  Commuting Out of County 11,519 39.9  
  Total Residents 28,872 100.0  
  Employees in Boyd & Greenup Counties  
  Working and Residing In County 17,353 53.5  
  Commuting Into County 15,109 46.5  
  Total Employees 32,462 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Boyd & Greenup Counties Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$851$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries8738311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,3551,0751,124 
 Construction1,2129931,096 
 Manufacturing1,6011,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities713758852 
 Information7779441,829 
 Financial Activities7811,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services8988781,332 
 Education and Health Services964878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality280312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified564591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.