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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 Apr. 2018 2017 Apr. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 20,168 20,058 94,515 95,570  
  Employed 19,193 19,243 89,396 91,442  
  Unemployed 975 815 5,119 4,128  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.8 4.1 5.4 4.3  
  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 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 9,923 53.0  
  Commuting Out of County 8,786 47.0  
  Total Residents 18,709 100.0  
  Employees in Hopkins County  
  Working and Residing In County 9,923 57.7  
  Commuting Into County 7,269 42.3  
  Total Employees 17,192 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Hopkins County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$792$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries8178311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,5081,0751,124 
 Construction9849931,096 
 Manufacturing1,1701,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities641758852 
 Information7149441,829 
 Financial Activities8661,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6108781,332 
 Education and Health Services854878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality260312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified576591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.