Friday, December 4, 2015

Jobless rates down in 109 counties in October 2015

(AP) — Kentucky officials are reporting lower unemployment rates in 109 of the state's 120 counties between October 2014 and October 2015.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in seven counties and stayed the same in four others.

The agency said Thursday that Woodford County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.8 percent. It was followed by Fayette County at 3.1 percent; Oldham, Scott and Spencer counties at 3.2 percent each; and Owen and Shelby counties at 3.3 percent each.

It says Magoffin County had the state's highest jobless rate at 11.3 percent. Owsley County was next at 9.2 percent, followed by Letcher County at 9.1 percent, Harlan County at 9 percent, Wolfe County at 8.6 percent and Leslie County at 8.5 percent.