FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties between November 2016 and November 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The center says unemployment rates during that time stayed the same in 17 and rose in 31 counties
The county with the lowest unemployment rates was Woodford County at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Oldham County at 3 percent; Campbell, Fayette and Monroe counties, 3.1 percent each; Jessamine, Scott and Shelby counties, 3.2 percent each; and Anderson, Boone, Kenton, Marion, Spencer and Warren counties, 3.3 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent. It was followed by Elliot County, 8.2 percent; Harlan, Leslie and Lewis counties, 7.7 percent; Carter County, 7.6 percent; Lawrence County, 7.2 percent; Letcher County, 7.1 percent; and Clay, Jackson and Wolfe counties, 6.9 percent each.