Unemployment rates decreased in 97
counties between August 2012 and August 2013, while 19 county rates rose and
four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and
Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development
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.