Friday, December 27, 2013

Coalfield Counties Top for Unemployment


The top 10 Kentucky counties for unemployment are all in Eastern Kentucky.
The state's jobless rate decreased slightly in November, but unemployment is still prevalent in coal-producing counties, according to statistics released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Leslie County posted the state's highest unemployment rate last month at 16.4 percent.
The county with the second highest jobless rate is Magoffin County, followed by Harlan, Letcher and Knott Counties.
Bell, McCreary, Jackson, Perry and Clay Counties round out the top 10.
The jobless rate for the whole state in November was 7.7 percent, compared to 7.4 percent for the same period in 2012.