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Work Force

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  
    Henderson County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Apr. 2018 2017 Apr. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 21,863 22,236 252,884 256,852  
  Employed 20,853 21,425 243,147 248,808  
  Unemployed 1,010 811 9,737 8,044  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 3.6 3.9 3.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Henderson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.5 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 5.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.0 4.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.4 5 4.9  
  2017 4.6 3.9 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Henderson County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 9,511 49.7  
  Commuting Out of County 9,618 50.3  
  Total Residents 19,129 100.0  
  Employees in Henderson County  
  Working and Residing In County 9,511 51.7  
  Commuting Into County 8,883 48.3  
  Total Employees 18,394 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Henderson County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$753$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7598311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining6751,0751,124 
 Construction9569931,096 
 Manufacturing9531,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities724758852 
 Information7509441,829 
 Financial Activities9001,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5698781,332 
 Education and Health Services733878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality258312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified671591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.