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Kentucky’s 2019 annual unemployment rate holds steady at 4.3 percent, according to KYSTATS report

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in 2019 unchanged from 4.3 percent in 2018, while nonfarm employment gained 8,600 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The U.S. annual unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in 2019 from 3.9 percent in 2018. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’...

Ky’s 2018 unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 18 years; non-farm employment gains 10,500 jobs

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in 2018 from 4.9 percent in 2017, while non-farm employment gained 10,500 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent. The U.S. annual unemployment rate dropped...