Jobless rates down in 119 Kentucky counties

latest figure from the Labor Department marks the 11th straight weekly decline in applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties, between April of 2014 and April 2015, reports Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. They added that unemployment did rise in Union County.

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Lowest unemployment counties

Woodford – % 3.4

Fayette – % 3.6

Oldham – % 3.6

Scott – % 3.7

Shelby – % 3.7

Highest unemployment counties

Magoffin – % 12.5

Harlan– % 10

Leslie– % 9.4

Russel – % 9.3

Letcher – % 9.2

Anyone who is interested in seeing the full list, or who wishes to learn more about Kentucky’s labor market information can find more at

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet would like to remind everyone of the following:

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work.

They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.