Friday, April 22, 2016

Jobless rates rise in 65 Kentucky counties

(AP) — State officials say unemployment rates increased in 65 of Kentucky's 120 counties between March 2015 and March 2016.

The Kentucky Office of Employment Training said Thursday that jobless rates fell in 37 counties and remained the same in 18 others.

Woodford County recorded the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

It was followed by Oldham County at 4 percent; Fayette County at 4.1 percent; Shelby County at 4.2 percent; and Scott County at 4.3 percent.

Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 20.1 percent.

It was followed by Leslie County at 13.9 percent; Harlan County at 13.3 percent; Letcher County at 12.7 percent; and Floyd and Wolfe counties at 12.6 percent each.