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State lost almost 300,000 jobs in April, 82,000 in hospitality: Report

Not surprisingly given the height of the coronavirus-related shutdown, Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2020 unemployment rate was 15.4 percent.

22,000 fewer jobless claims, state still among highest in increase

The number of laid-off Kentucky workers seeking assistance continues to decline as the economy shifts into more activity.

Stimulus checks won’t be taxed, unemployment benefits will

IRS has sent nearly 130 million stimulus payments, more on the way

Report: Nearly 70,000 Kentuckians filed for jobless benefits

Nearly 70,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record
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Roughly 80,000 more Kentuckians seek jobless assistance

About 80,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

Governor’s Tuesday update explains big jump in cases, unemployment changes

Governor Andy Beshear's Tuesday update on coronavirus started with an emphasis on personal responsibility.

Nearly 600,000 Kentuckians seek jobless aid in 6 weeks

The U.S. Labor Department says nearly 91,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefit

Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills.

Legislative leaders direct LRC staff to help with unemployment benefits backlog

Legislative Research Commission staff members will assist in reducing the state’s backlog of unemployment insurance applications.

171 new cases, 5 deaths; Beshear plans to handle unemployment

During Governor Andy Beshear’s daily coronavirus update Saturday, he announced there are 171 new cases in the state, bringing the total to 3,905.

Cynthiana couple still waiting for unemployment 6 weeks later

A couple in Cynthiana says they had to leave their home because they haven't received any unemployment benefits.

More than 100,000 Kentuckians join ranks seeking jobless aid

The government says more than 103,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

State releases annual county unemployment data for 2019

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 62 Kentucky counties in 2019 compared to 2018, rose in 39 counties and stayed the same in 19 counties

134 new cases, eight deaths; state starts discussing ‘new normal’ toward reopening; school decision...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The number of new coronavirus cases in Kentucky were not as high as feared Friday and the number of people...

Unemployment claims mount in Kentucky due to coronavirus

Nearly 400,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks.

State pays out $107 million so far in jobless benefits

More than 275,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks.

In month before coronavirus, jobless rate was down

In the month before the coronavirus wrecked jobs, unemployment rates rose in 59 Kentucky counties between February 2019 and February 2020, fell in 48 and stayed the same in 13.

Before coronavirus, state employment was climbing

As of February, Kentucky’s employment situation continued to improve with the addition of 3,800 jobs

US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

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