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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  
    Hickman County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 1,812 1,748 88,823 89,156  
  Employed 1,708 1,676 84,311 85,639  
  Unemployed 104 72 4,512 3,517  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.7 4.1 5.1 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hickman County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 6.2 7.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.8 6.7 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.6 6.2 5 4.9  
  2017 7.1 5.8 4.9 4.4  
  2018 5.7 5.1 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hickman County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 563 33.8  
  Commuting Out of County 1,104 66.2  
  Total Residents 1,667 100.0  
  Employees in Hickman County  
  Working and Residing In County 563 55.2  
  Commuting Into County 457 44.8  
  Total Employees 1,020 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Hickman County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$775$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6138651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6121,0491,086 
 Construction7421,0111,155 
 Manufacturing6061,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities633789881 
 Information5371,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7701,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services8129311,377 
 Education and Health Services405906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality335327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified639626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.