State enhances unemployment insurance support for customers over the phone and internet

The Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, recently announced enhancements to the online and phone resources available to Kentuckians applying for and receiving unemployment benefits. The enhanced Unemployment Insurance Help Line now provides additional experts in unemployment insurance to assist those seeking benefits when they...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate for June increases to 5.1 percent, slightly above last year’s figure

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for June 2017 was up 0.1 percentage points from the 5 percent reported in May 2017. The preliminary June 2017 jobless rate was up 0.1 percentage points from the 5 percent...

Kentucky’s preliminary unemployment rate remains at 5 percent, slightly under last year’s figure

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March unemployment rate remained unchanged from February at 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary March 2017 jobless rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the 5.1 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2016. The U.S. seasonally...

Jordan named new OET director; Bevin selects six for Kentucky Commission on Women

Rick Jordan has been appointed as the new executive director of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Office of Employment and Training (OET). The Walton native will replace current director Jason Dunn, who is leaving that role to accept a position within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on Oct. 1. Rick Jordan “Rick has an impressive background in industry leadership...

Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 5.1 percent in May; also down slightly from same month last year

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for May 2016 dropped to 5.1 percent from a revised 5.4 percent in April 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary May 2016 jobless rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2015. The...

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent in April, matching last year’s mark

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for April 2016 dropped to 5.3 percent from a revised 5.6 percent in March 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary April 2016 jobless rate was identical to the rate recorded for the state in April 2015. The U.S. seasonally adjusted...

Kentucky’s monthly unemployment rate unchanged in February but increases from same period last year

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February stayed at 5.8 percent from a revised 5.8 percent in January, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET). The preliminary February jobless rate was 0.5 percentage points above the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in February 2015. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February 2016 held at 4.9 percent,...