Friday, June 27, 2014

Unemployment rates released for May

Unemployment rates fell in more than 100 Kentucky counties between May 2013 and May 2014.

However, several Eastern Kentucky counties recorded the state’s highest unemployment rates.

Jackson County has the highest reate at more than 10%, followed by Magoffin County with more than 15%.

Harlan County was close behind with a little less than 15% and Leslie county with more than 14%.

Letcher, Bell, Knott, Clay and Pike Counties all made the list with higher unemployment rates.