Friday, March 25, 2016

Jobless rates rise in 114 Kentucky counties

(AP) — State officials say unemployment rates rose in 114 Kentucky counties between February 2015 and February 2016.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that jobless rates fell in four counties during that period — Casey, Jackson, Marion and Russell.
The rates stayed the same in Gallatin and Green counties.

Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.9 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties at 4.3 percent each; Shelby County at 4.5 percent; and Franklin and Scott counties at 4.7 percent each.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 21.6 percent. It was followed by Leslie County at 13.7 percent; Harlan County at 13.6 percent; Floyd County at 13.5 percent; Letcher County at 13.4 percent; and Wolfe County at 13.3 percent.