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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  
    Fulton County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 2,085 2,025 58,490 57,598  
  Employed 1,935 1,911 55,235 54,966  
  Unemployed 150 114 3,255 2,632  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.2 5.6 5.6 4.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Fulton County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 15.0 10.4 8.3 7.4  
  2014 8.4 8.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.7 7.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.8 6.4 5 4.9  
  2017 7.2 5.6 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Fulton County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 726 36.6  
  Commuting Out of County 1,257 63.4  
  Total Residents 1,983 100.0  
  Employees in Fulton County  
  Working and Residing In County 726 36.8  
  Commuting Into County 1,248 63.2  
  Total Employees 1,974 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Fulton County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$628$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6098651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6251,0491,086 
 Construction1,3591,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7961,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities528789881 
 Information6841,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6571,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6519311,377 
 Education and Health Services527906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality234327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified403626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.