unemployment http://wkyufm.org en McConnell: Another Extension of Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Can't Add to "Unstainable Debt" http://wkyufm.org/post/mcconnell-another-extension-long-term-unemployment-benefits-cant-add-unstainable-debt <p>Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says any extension of long-term unemployment benefits must be paid for by cutting spending elsewhere.</p><p>Long-term unemployment compensation expired on December 28. Sixty Senators, mostly Democrats, voted Tuesday to open debate on legislation that would extend the program for three months.</p><p>Kentucky Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul voted against the procedure. In a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell said the Obama administration hasn’t done enough to improve the job prospects of those looking for work.</p><p>"Yes, we should work on solutions to support those who are out of work through no fault of their own. But there is no excuse to pass unemployment insurance legislation without also finding ways to create good, stable, high-paying jobs--and also trying to find the money to pay for it," Sen. McConnell said Tuesday. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:52:30 +0000 Kevin Willis 42111 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Reports County Jobless Rates http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-reports-county-jobless-rates <p>Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 72 of the state's counties between July 2012 and last month. They say the jobless rate rose in 42 counties and stayed the same in six.</p><p>The figures were released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.</p><p>The report says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 5.8%. It was followed by Fayette County at 6.4%, Oldham County at 6.5% and Scott County at 6.6%.</p><p>Harlan County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 17.2%. Next was Leslie County at 16.9%, followed by Magoffin County 16.8% and Letcher County at 16.3%.</p><p>The statewide unemployment rate was 8.5% last month. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:24:58 +0000 Associated Press 35962 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Unemployment Rate on the Rise http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-unemployment-rate-rise <p>Huge job losses in manufacturing and several other key sectors pushed Kentucky's unemployment rate to 8.4 percent in June.</p><p>The Office of Employment and Training released the latest numbers on Thursday, showing the manufacturing sector lost 3,200 jobs in June.</p><p>The education and health services sector, another of several big losers, was down 1,500 jobs. The trade, transportation and utilities sector lost 1,200 jobs. The professional and business services sector shrunk by 900 jobs. And the construction sector was down 700 jobs.</p><p>Seasonal hiring bolstered the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 7,700 jobs. The arts, entertainment and recreation sector added another 1,800 jobs. And the government sector grew by 700 jobs. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:46:45 +0000 Associated Press 34250 at http://wkyufm.org Study Shows Unemployed, Uneducated Youth in Kentucky, Nation Increasing http://wkyufm.org/post/study-shows-unemployed-uneducated-youth-kentucky-nation-increasing <p>A nonprofit group said Monday the number of young adults who are not in school and unemployed in Kentucky and around the nation is skyrocketing. The children's advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation said in the report that U.S. youth employment rates for both 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds are the lowest they've been in 50 years. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:32:43 +0000 Associated Press 23216 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Medal of Honor Recipient to Attend Job Fair http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-medal-honor-recipient-attend-job-fair <p>Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer of Kentucky is appearing at a job fair for veterans in Louisville this week. WAVE-TV reports the event will be from 9 a.m. to noon EDT Tuesday at the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes event is for veterans and military spouses. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:40:31 +0000 Associated Press 21066 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Medal of Honor Recipient to Attend Job Fair Kentucky's Jobless Rate Increases to 8.5 Percent http://wkyufm.org/post/kentuckys-jobless-rate-increases-85-percent <p>The latest figures from the state reveal that Kentucky's seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate has increased again. Kentucky’s manufacturing sector lost 500 jobs in August, compared to the previous month,and the professional and business services sector lost 600 jobs last month. Employment in the educational and health services sector dropped by 800 jobs in August. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:27:27 +0000 Dan Modlin 19491 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky's Jobless Rate Increases to 8.5 Percent Indiana Study Links Academic Majors with Levels of Joblessness http://wkyufm.org/post/indiana-study-links-academic-majors-levels-joblessness <p>An Indiana University study has found that what people studied in college had a direct effect on their chances of employment during the recession. People with degrees in health, education and biology/life sciences had the best chance of getting and holding a job in 2009 and 2010, according to the recent study by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU’s Kelley School of Business. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:09:46 +0000 Associated Press 18573 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky State Fair Offers Chance for Temp Work http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-state-fair-offers-chance-temp-work <p>Temporary workers are needed for this year&#39;s Kentucky State Fair, and applications will be accepted starting Monday. The Courier-Journal says positions include maintenance staff, grounds, housekeeping, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:16:42 +0000 Associated Press 16512 at http://wkyufm.org Job Outlook Improving for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana Teens http://wkyufm.org/post/job-outlook-improving-kentucky-tennessee-and-indiana-teens <p>A new state-by-state analysis of the teen unemployment rate shows the youth jobless picture improving throughout our listening area. The figures look at the number of 16 to 19 year olds in each state who are actively seeking work. Fri, 25 May 2012 17:05:45 +0000 Kevin Willis 13016 at http://wkyufm.org Decision To Be Announced on Unemployment Insurance Taxes http://wkyufm.org/post/decision-be-announced-unemployment-insurance-taxes <p>Governor Beshear&nbsp;and the sponsors of a bill that could&nbsp;save&nbsp;employers millions of dollars&nbsp;in federal&nbsp;unemployment&nbsp;insurance taxes have scheduled a press conference this afternoon in Frankfort.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:28:44 +0000 Joe Corcoran 10627 at http://wkyufm.org