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Unemployment rates rise in 114 Kentucky counties during past year; Magoffin jobless rate 14.8 percent

Unemployment rates rose in 114 Kentucky counties between December 2019 and December 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.9 percent. It was followed by Todd County, 4 percent; Logan County, 4.1 percent; Cumberland, Spencer, Washington...

KYSTATS report: Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties during past year

Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between October 2019 and October 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Todd County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4.6 percent. It was followed by Cumberland and Oldham counties, 4.8 percent each; Carlisle County, 4.9 percent;...

Eligible small businesses should apply now for Kentucky’s Tax Credit program for up to $25,000

Kentucky Small Businesses have the opportunity to claim a tax credit of up to $25,000, but time is running out to include the credit on 2020 tax returns. Through the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit (KSBTC) program, small businesses need to apply in early November to secure their best chance of approval in time for this year’s tax filings. Tax credits are available to most companies that added...

Unemployment rates rise in 109 Kentucky counties in past year; Magoffin jobless rate at 15.3 percent

Unemployment rates rose in 109 Kentucky counties between July 2019 and July 2020, fell in 10 and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4.2 percent. It was followed by Carlisle and Pendleton counties, 4.5...

Beshear furthers commitment to supporting innovators, small businesses across Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has taken another step in growing Kentucky’s startup ecosystem, announcing KY Innovation – the commonwealth’s office for entrepreneurial and small business support – and authorized an additional $2.6 million in funding to six public-private partnerships focusing on key regions throughout the state. Known as the Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE) program,...

Unemployment rates rise in 99 Kentucky counties during past year; Woodford owns lowest jobless rate

Unemployment rates rose in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2018 and July 2019, fell in 15 and stayed the same in six counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Boone County, 3.8 percent; Fayette County,...