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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  
    Hardin County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Feb. 2018 2017 Feb. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 48,370 48,451 552,073 553,542  
  Employed 46,134 46,346 527,207 530,531  
  Unemployed 2,236 2,105 24,866 23,011  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hardin County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.5 8.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.2 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.4 4.4 5 4.9  
  2017 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hardin County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 19,691 53.3  
  Commuting Out of County 17,231 46.7  
  Total Residents 36,922 100.0  
  Employees in Hardin County  
  Working and Residing In County 19,691 51.5  
  Commuting Into County 18,542 48.5  
  Total Employees 38,233 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Hardin County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$780$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7038311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8599931,096 
 Manufacturing1,1111,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities576758852 
 Information8899441,829 
 Financial Activities9051,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6508781,332 
 Education and Health Services725878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality282312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified476591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.