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Economy
3:57 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

More than Two-Thirds of Kentucky's Counties Saw Jobless Rates Rise from Last Year

The year-to-year unemployment rate has increased in 88 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released figures Thursday comparing each county’s jobless rate from June of 2012 to June of this year.

Overall, the state’s jobless rate rose to 8.9% from 8.6%

Warren County’s jobless rate this June was up .8 of a percent to 8%.

In Daviess County, the unemployment figure increased half-a-percentage point to 7.9%.

Hardin County saw a jobless rate of 8.3% this June, up slightly from last year.

Pulaski County’s unemployment rate stood at 10.1%  in June, up 0.7% from last year.

The current jobless figures in those four counties all exceed the national unemployment rate of 7.8%

Economy /Unemployment
10:39 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Unemployment Rate Unchanged in Kentucky

Construction workers on the job in Bowling Green

Kentucky’s jobless rate was unchanged in June, and still stands at eight-point-two percent. The state figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet are consistent with the national unemployment rate.

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