Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in October from a revised 8.3 percent in September 2013, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
The preliminary October 2013 jobless rate was .3 percentage points above the 8.1 percent rate recorded for the state in October 2012.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate went up to 7.3 percent in October 2013 from 7.2 percent in September 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
In October 2013, Kentucky’s civilian labor force was 2,063,809, a decrease of 9,869 individuals compared to the previous month. Employment dropped by 9,652, while the number of unemployed people decreased by 217.