FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Unemployment rates fell in 94 out of 120 Kentucky counties between March 2018 and March 2019, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.3 percent. Meanwhile, Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent.
Kentucky’s county unemployment rates and employment levels are not seasonally adjusted because of small sample sizes. The comparable, unadjusted unemployment rate for the state was 4.4 percent for March 2019, and 3.9 percent for the nation.
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was released last week and can be viewed HERE.
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 data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.
Learn more about Kentucky labor market information HERE.
A link to Kentucky county unemployment rates charts is available HERE.