's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent
in April, the lowest it has been in 14 years. Kentucky
It is the ninth straight month
's unemployment rate has been lower
than the national average, which was 5.4 percent in April. Kentucky
The unemployment rate is based on an estimate of the state's current population survey of households and is designed to measure trends and not say definitively how many people are working. The rate includes those who are self-employed and work in agriculture.