Monday, April 27, 2015

Jobless rates down in all 120 Kentucky counties

State officials say unemployment rates fell in all 120Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.5 percent last month.

Oldham County was next at 3.9 percent, followed by Fayette County at 4 percent. Scott County was close behind at 4.1 percent, followed by Shelby County at 4.2 percent and Boone and Owen counties at 4.3 percent each.

State officials say Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 14.7 percent.

It was followed by Russell County at 11 percent and Harlan County at 10.7 percent. Elliott County had a 10.5 percent jobless rate, followed by Leslie County at 10.2 percent and Letcher and Wolfe counties at 10.1 percent each.