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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  
    Garrard County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 7,744 7,875 324,932 328,303  
  Employed 7,373 7,494 311,455 314,165  
  Unemployed 371 381 13,477 14,138  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.8 4.8 4.1 4.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Garrard County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.7 7.3 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.6 5.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.2 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.0 5 4.9  
  2017 4.8 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Garrard County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 968 15.0  
  Commuting Out of County 5,498 85.0  
  Total Residents 6,466 100.0  
  Employees in Garrard County  
  Working and Residing In County 968 45.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,174 54.8  
  Total Employees 2,142 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Garrard County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$589$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6548651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining5661,0491,086 
 Construction8811,0111,155 
 Manufacturing6671,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities655789881 
 Information1,0341,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7281,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6669311,377 
 Education and Health Services595906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality225327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified628626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.