LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- For the first time since the year 2000, all 120 counties in Kentucky had single-digit unemployment in the most recent reporting period, according to the state.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 2.5 percent. It was followed by Boone, Fayette, Oldham, Scott, Shelby and Spencer counties, 2.7 percent each; Campbell and Kenton counties, 2.8 percent each; and Anderson and Todd counties, 2.9 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 9.9 percent. It was followed by Carter County, 6.7 percent; Lewis County, 6.2 percent; Elliott County, 6.1 percent; Wolfe County, 6 percent; Casey and Harlan counties, 5.9 percent each; Breathitt and Clay counties, 5.7 percent each; and Jackson, Lawrence, Leslie and Owsley counties, 5.6 percent each.