The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that last month's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 6.2 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September. The statewide jobless rate was 8.2 percent in October 2013.
Officials say last month's decline was the biggest one-month drop in
jobless rate since 1976. It surpasses last month's record-breaking drop of 0.4
percent. The state's 0.9 percent decline in the jobless rate since August is
the largest reduction measured in a two-month period. Kentucky
professional and business services sector added 6,100 jobs in October 2014 from
a month earlier. The educational and health services sector gained 2,100 jobs
during that same period. Kentucky