Workforce

Fulton and Hickman counties, located in West Kentucky, have a variety of existing industries continually expanding and creating more job growth in the area. The Labor Area for Fulton County and Hickman County Economic Development Partnership comprises Fulton and Hickman counties in Kentucky and five bordering counties in Kentucky and Tennessee.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

LOCAL WORKFORCE AREA FULTON COUNTY HICKMAN COUNTY
Civilian Labor Force 163,163 1,907 1,646
Employed 157,916 1,844 1,596
Unemployed 157,916 63 50
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.2% 3.3% 3%
Source: Kentucky Center for Statistics | November 2021

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.
2020 5.5 5.2 5.9 5.6 6.7
2019 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.1 3.6
2018 5.1 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.9
2017 5.3 6.3 4.8 4.3 4.1
2016 6.8 6.5 5.7 5.1 4.7
2015 7.7 5.8 7.1 5.4 5.3

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