Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jobless rates down in 92 Kentucky counties

(AP) — State officials say unemployment rates fell in 92 of Kentucky's 120 counties between November 2014 and November 2015.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 23 counties during that time and remained the same in five counties.

Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.2 percent.

It was followed by Fayette, Oldham and Spencer counties at 3.6 percent each. Shelby County was next at 3.7 percent.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 12.6 percent.

It was followed by Letcher County at 10.2 percent; Harlan County at 10.1 percent; Owsley County at 9.9 percent and Wolfe County at 9.7 percent.