Unemployment Rates Down Overall in Kentucky

Unemployment Rates Down Overall in Kentucky

Between January 2013 and January 2014, Kentucky's unemployment rate dropped in 109 counties and rose in the other 11, according to the state's Office of Employment and Training.
Between January 2013 and January 2014, Kentucky's unemployment rate dropped in 109 counties and rose in the other 11, according to the state's Office of Employment and Training.

The report showed Fayette County with the lowest jobless rate at 6.3 percent.

Other counties with the lowest unemployment numbers were...

• Boone and Oldham: 6.4 percent

• Woodford: 6.5 percent

• Scott: 6.6 percent

• Madison and Simpson: 6.7 percent

• Shelby: 6.8 percent

• Daviess: 6.9 percent

• Franklin, Union and Warren: 7.0 percent

Jackson County, on the other hand, had the highest jobless rate at 18.5 percent.

Other counties with high unemployment numbers were...

• Magoffin: 18.3 percent

• Leslie: 17.7 percent

• Harlan: 17.0 percent

• Letcher: 16.0 percent

• Knott: 15.3 percent

• Menifee: 15.2 percent

• Bell: 14.8 percent

• Lewis and McCreary: 14.5 percent
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