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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 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 7,744 8,033 324,932 331,916  
  Employed 7,373 7,647 311,455 317,085  
  Unemployed 371 386 13,477 14,831  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.8 4.8 4.1 4.5  
  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, 2015  
    Garrard County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$642$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6528311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining4561,0751,124 
 Construction8339931,096 
 Manufacturing6541,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities588758852 
 Information9229441,829 
 Financial Activities7661,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services8298781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified531591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.