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Economy /Jobless Rate Increases
11:27 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Increases to 8.5 Percent

Kentucky workers at construction site
WKU Public Radio

The latest figures from the state reveal that Kentucky's seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate has increased again. Kentucky’s manufacturing sector lost 500 jobs in August, compared to the previous month,and the professional and business services sector lost 600 jobs last month. Employment in the educational and health services sector dropped by 800 jobs in August.

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