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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  
    Hardin County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 48,370 49,733 552,073 565,098  
  Employed 46,134 47,411 527,207 538,837  
  Unemployed 2,236 2,322 24,866 26,261  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.6  
  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 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 20,638 54.2  
  Commuting Out of County 17,469 45.8  
  Total Residents 38,107 100.0  
  Employees in Hardin County  
  Working and Residing In County 20,638 52.8  
  Commuting Into County 18,423 47.2  
  Total Employees 39,061 100.0  
  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.