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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  
    Hopkins County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 20,168 20,068 94,515 95,369  
  Employed 19,193 19,114 89,396 90,194  
  Unemployed 975 954 5,119 5,175  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.8 4.8 5.4 5.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hopkins County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.8 8.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.4 6.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 5.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.5 5.6 5 4.9  
  2017 4.8 5.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hopkins County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 9,620 53.3  
  Commuting Out of County 8,439 46.7  
  Total Residents 18,059 100.0  
  Employees in Hopkins County  
  Working and Residing In County 9,620 57.4  
  Commuting Into County 7,153 42.6  
  Total Employees 16,773 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Hopkins County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$776$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8128651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,4311,0491,086 
 Construction1,0531,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,1771,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities708789881 
 Information7901,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9071,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7509311,377 
 Education and Health Services893906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality257327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified578626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.