WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri August 23, 2013
Kentucky Reports County Jobless Rates
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.
The figures were released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
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%.
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%.
The statewide unemployment rate was 8.5% last month.