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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  
    Muhlenberg County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,581 11,380 143,413 146,533  
  Employed 10,770 10,518 135,862 138,437  
  Unemployed 811 862 7,551 8,096  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.0 7.6 5.3 5.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Muhlenberg County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 9.4 7.8 8.2 8.1  
  2013 9.5 8.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.6 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.1 5.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 7.0 5.3 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Muhlenberg County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,931 45.1  
  Commuting Out of County 6,012 54.9  
  Total Residents 10,943 100.0  
  Employees in Muhlenberg County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,931 56.9  
  Commuting Into County 3,730 43.1  
  Total Employees 8,661 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Muhlenberg County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$826$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7848311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction1,1489931,096 
 Manufacturing7811,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities568758852 
 Information5529441,829 
 Financial Activities7141,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7158781,332 
 Education and Health Services756878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality232312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified527591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.