Friday, April 18, 2014

Ky. Unemployment Rate Rose in March


Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in March 2014 from a revised 7.8 percent in February 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary March 2014 jobless rate was .4 percentage points below the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2013.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent in March 2014 compared to a month ago, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.