Regional
11:55 am
Fri April 23, 2004

Unemployment Rates Drop in 98 Counties

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Employment Services
says unemployment rates for February were down
in 98 Kentucky counties---compared to February of
2003. In February of this year, fifteen counties had
jobless rates of ten percent or higher, while 38
counties had jobless rates that high in the previous
year.

Woodford County has the lowest unemployment
rate in the state, at three percent. Magoffin County
has a jobless rate of 16.2 percent, which is the
highest in Kentucky.