unemployment 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/27/13) – Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six 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 6.1 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 6.5 percent; Fayette County, 6.6 percent; Daviess, Franklin and Madison counties, 6.9 percent each; Ohio, Scott and Shelby counties, 7 percent each; and Hancock County, 7.1 percent.
 
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 18.3 percent. It was followed by Leslie County, 17.2 percent; Harlan County, 16.8 percent; Letcher County, 16.7 percent; Knott County, 15.2 percent; Bell County 15 percent; Jackson and Menifee counties, 14.8 percent each; Fulton County, 14.6 percent; and McCreary County, 14.3 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 because of the small sample size for each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

BMS Selects Academically Above and Beyond Recipient

BENTON, Ky. (8/31/15) — Each month the principal of Benton Middle School selects a student for the Academically Above… Read More

Temporary Ferry Assisting Farmers at Shawneetown Bridge Labor Day

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (9/1/15) — A temporary ferry to assist farmers with bypassing work zone lane restrictions on the… Read More

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6272

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4887

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3797

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2718

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2314

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18420

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11797

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 01, 2015 1491

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1187

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1185

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 916

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 881

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 869

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 658

Child Injured in Wreck, Father Charged with DUI

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 656

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 521

Pet of the Day - Morty

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 515

Color Run Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News