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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  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,686 11,589 146,915 148,619  
  Employed 10,903 10,798 139,347 140,882  
  Unemployed 783 791 7,568 7,737  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.7 6.8 5.2 5.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Muhlenberg County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 6.7 5.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Muhlenberg County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,786 44.5  
  Commuting Out of County 5,977 55.5  
  Total Residents 10,763 100.0  
  Employees in Muhlenberg County  
  Working and Residing In County 4,786 57.5  
  Commuting Into County 3,538 42.5  
  Total Employees 8,324 100.0  
  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.