Friday, August 28, 2015

Unemployment rates drop in 115 Kentucky counties

(AP) — State officials say unemployment rates declined in 115 of Kentucky's 120 counties between July 2014 and last month.

The state Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate at 4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Owen counties at 4.1 percent each. The next lowest rates were Boone County at 4.3 percent and Scott County at 4.4 percent.

Three counties each had a 4.5 percent rate — Campbell, Jessamine and Kenton.


Magoffin County had the state's highest jobless rate at 12.8 percent. It was followed by Harlan County at 12 percent, Leslie County at 11.1 percent, Letcher County at 10.8 percent and Carter County at 10.3 percent.