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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  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 2,067 2,068 58,850 58,175  
  Employed 1,927 1,891 55,087 54,664  
  Unemployed 140 177 3,763 3,511  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.8 8.6 6.4 6.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Fulton County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 15.7 10.8 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Fulton County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 733 37.9  
  Commuting Out of County 1,200 62.1  
  Total Residents 1,933 100.0  
  Employees in Fulton County  
  Working and Residing In County 733 33.5  
  Commuting Into County 1,453 66.5  
  Total Employees 2,186 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Fulton County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$619$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6218311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction1,1329931,096 
 Manufacturing8251,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities496758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities5881,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.