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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  
    Bullitt County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 39,731 41,866 710,828 742,597  
  Employed 38,092 39,974 680,533 709,238  
  Unemployed 1,639 1,892 30,295 33,359  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 4.5 4.3 4.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bullitt County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.5 8.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.8 7.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.9 5.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.1 4.3 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bullitt County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 6,799 18.0  
  Commuting Out of County 30,917 82.0  
  Total Residents 37,716 100.0  
  Employees in Bullitt County  
  Working and Residing In County 6,799 32.9  
  Commuting Into County 13,840 67.1  
  Total Employees 20,639 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Bullitt County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$667$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6528311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8659931,096 
 Manufacturing9321,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities528758852 
 Information4029441,829 
 Financial Activities8561,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6558781,332 
 Education and Health Services704878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality280312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified619591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.