Kentucky's Jobless Rate Drops to 9.6 Percent

Bowling Green, KY – State officials in Kentucky say the Manufacturing and Leisure and Hospitality sectors led the way in creating more jobs last month. The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the durable goods subsector ramped up production in June, in part because demand increased for automobile parts. The Leisure and Hospitality sector has added more than twelve thousand positions in Kentucky since June of 2010. Officials say the fact that fewer new entrants started job searches also helped to reduce the jobless rate in the state.