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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  
    Henderson County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 21,863 22,199 252,884 255,944  
  Employed 20,853 21,410 243,147 247,657  
  Unemployed 1,010 789 9,737 8,287  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 3.6 3.9 3.2  
  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, 2017  
    Henderson County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$788$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8088651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6691,0491,086 
 Construction1,0151,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0351,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities798789881 
 Information7391,0442,011 
 Financial Activities9281,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6559311,377 
 Education and Health Services850906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality274327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified683626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.