Regional
2:41 pm
Tue September 16, 2003

Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department for Employment Services
says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate rose to 6.1 percent in July. The latest figures
are up from the 5.9 percent recorded in June.

Compared to year-earlier statistics, the seasonally
adjusted jobless rate in the Commonwealth was
up six tenths of one percent. Kentucky is one of
26 states reporting higher unemployment rates
in July of this year than in July of 2002.

The government sector, which includes public
education, lost 12,500 jobs from June to July this
year. However, the manufacturing sector and the
leisure and hospitality sectors reported increased
employment.

The U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates more
than 1,875,000 people were employed on a seasonally
adjusted basis in Kentucky during July of this year.
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