State releases county unemployment data for September

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – New numbers out from the state show unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties and rose in 23 between September 2017 and September 2018 .

The Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, reports Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3%.

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It was followed by Campbell County at 3.1%; Boone, Fayette and Scott counties at 3.2% each; Kenton, Oldham and Warren counties at 3.3% each; and Allen, Calloway, Jessamine and Logan counties, 3.5% each.

The agency reports Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 11.7%. It was followed by Carter County, 8.2%; Elliott County, 7.8%; Harlan County, 7.2%; Leslie and Owsley counties, 7.1% each; Clay County, 6.9%; Knott County, 6.7%; Breathitt, Jackson, Lewis and Wolfe counties, 6.6%.

The agency says unemployment stayed the same in seven counties.