KyLaborMarketInfo 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/18/13) – Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four 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 5.9 percent. It was followed by

Fayette County, 6.5 percent; Oldham County, 6.6 percent; Shelby County, 6.7 percent; Madison County, 7 percent; Franklin County, 7.1 percent; Daviess and Scott counties, 7.2 percent each; and Anderson, Hancock and Union counties, 7.3 percent each.
 
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 18.8 percent. It was followed by Letcher County, 16.9 percent; Leslie County, 16.4 percent; Harlan County, 15.8 percent; Fulton County, 15.2 percent; Jackson and Knott counties, 15.1 percent each; Bell County 14.7 percent; Menifee County, 14.6 percent; and McCreary County, 14.4 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
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7198

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6789

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3530

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson
May 21, 2015 3256

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3062

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10702

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7501

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 3062

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1733

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1584

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 995

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 914

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 575

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can Quit

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 571

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 547

Advice from Caregiver Offered during Brain Cancer…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 470

New State Police Cadets Report for Training

by Stu Recke
May 25, 2015 443

Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism…

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