WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu February 2, 2006
Unemployment Rate Up In Kentucky
Frankfort, KY – Unemployment rates rose in 117 Kentucky counties between December 2004 and December 2005 and fell in three counties.
A report Thursday from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says two counties had a jobless rate at or above 10% this past December. That compares to one county with a double digit rate in 2004.
Woodford County's 4.1% jobless rate was the lowest in the Commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Scott County at 4.5%, Fayette and Oldham Counties at 4.6% each, Jessamine and Webster Counties 4.7% each, Franklin, Madison and Warren Counties at 4.8% each and Boone County at 4.9%.
Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 11.3%. It was followed by Cumberland County at 11.1%.