Workforce

Fulton and Hickman counties, located in West Kentucky, has a variety of existing industry, that is continually expanding and creating more job growth in the area. The Labor Area for Fulton County and Hickman County Economic Development Partnership is made up of Fulton and Hickman counties in Kentucky along with 5 bordering counties in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Employment Status

LABOR MARKET AREA FULTON COUNTY HICKMAN COUNTY
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2014 Mar. 2016 2014 Mar. 2016 2014 Mar. 2016
Civilian Labor Force 208,687 206,304 2252 2085 2129 2166
Employed 192,995 192,799 2063 1935 1996 2036
Unemployed 15,692 13,505 189 150 133 130
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.5 6.5 8.4 7.2 6.2 6.0

Employment by Major Industry

Employment by Major Industry
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013.

Unemployment Rate (%)

YEAR FULTON COUNTY HICKMAN COUNTY LABOR MARKET AREA KENTUCKY U.S.
2010 13.2 9.1 10.5 10.5 9.6
2011 14.6 9.8 11.3 9.5 8.9
2012 15.7 8.9 10.8 8.2 8.1
2013 15.0 8.3 10.4 8.3 7.4
2014 8.4 6.2 8.2 6.5 6.2
2015 7.7 5.8 7.1 5.4 5.3

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