Unemployment rate decreasing 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/24/13) – Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
 
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Union counties, 5.9 percent each; Franklin and Oldham counties, 6.1 percent each; Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; Scott County, 6.3 percent; Jessamine County, 6.4 percent; and Daviess and Warren counties, 6.5 percent each.
 
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 16.9 percent. It was followed by Fulton County, 15. 8 percent; Leslie County, 14.6 percent; Letcher County, 14 percent; Knott County, 13.8 percent; Bell, Harlan and Wolfe counties 13.5 percent; Jackson County, 12.9 percent; and McCreary and Perry counties, 12.7 percent.
 
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 statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted to allow for comparisons between United States, state and county figures.
 
Learn more about Kentucky labor market information at www.kylmi.ky.gov.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Kim Brannock

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

MURRAY, Ky. (5/25/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, MPD investigators, in cooperation with the… Read More

Simpson Named Principal at EVES

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/25/15) — Sonya Simpson has been named principal at East View Elementary School. The announcement… Read More
1 DOW 18,232.02
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
0.00 (0.00%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7230

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6832

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3536

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson
May 21, 2015 3268

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3088

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10708

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7507

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 3088

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1753

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1664

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1018

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 926

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 636

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 619

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can Quit

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 584

Advice from Caregiver Offered during Brain Cancer…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 500

New State Police Cadets Report for Training

by Stu Recke
May 25, 2015 475

Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism…

by Rebecca Stratton, Jenny Wells, Blair Hoover, Elizabeth Baunach