State: Unemployment rate fell in all KY counties in April

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Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) released their unemployment figures between February 2018 and February 2019.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state delivered some good news on Thursday about unemployment rates.

According to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, the unemployment rate fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018.

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Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Campbell, Oldham and Shelby counties, 2.9 percent each; Fayette, Scott and Spencer counties, 3 percent each; and Boone, Kenton, Marion, Warren and Washington counties, 3.1 percent each.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 11.9 percent. It was followed by Lewis County, 8.1 percent; Elliott County, 7.8 percent; Carter County, 7.6 percent; Menifee County, 7.5 percent; Livingston and Wayne counties, 6.9 percent each; Ballard County, 6.8 percent; and Harlan and Owsley counties, 6.7 percent each.