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State releases unemployment data for November; for first time, no county exceeds 10 percent

Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2017 and November 2018, rose in nine, and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. For the first time since October 2000, Kentucky did not have any counties with an unemployment rate of 10 percent or above. Woodford...

Unemployment rates higher in 99 counties compared to last year’s state statistics, 18 see drop

Unemployment rates fell in 18 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 99 counties between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4.3 percent. It was followed by Campbell County,...

Kentucky unemployment rates rose in 65 counties in March, compared to figures from last year

Unemployment rates rose in 65 Kentucky counties between March 2015 and March 2016, fell in 37 counties, and remained the same in 18, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.6 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 4 percent; Fayette...