Jobless rates down in 82 Kentucky counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials say unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 33 counties during that span.

It says rates stayed the same in Breckinridge, Knott, Laurel, McLean and Powell counties.

The agency says Woodford County had the state’s lowest jobless rate at 3 percent. Oldham and Shelby counties followed at 3.1 percent each. Fayette and Spencer counties were next at 3.3 percent each, followed by Warren County at 3.4 percent.

It says Magoffin County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 14.1 percent. It was followed by Leslie County at 11.6 percent, Harlan County at 10.5 percent, Letcher County at 10.3 percent, Elliott County at 10.1 percent and Floyd County at 9.9 percent.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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