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Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties last year; Woodford, Oldham, Fayette lead the way

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between January 2016 and January 2017, rose in 23 and stayed the same in seven counties, 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, 3.9 percent;...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent in November 2016, lower than October figure

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for November 2016 was 4.8 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in October 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary November 2016 jobless rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the 5.6 percent rate recorded for the state in November...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 5 percent in September 2016, lower than national figures

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5 percent from a revised 4.9 percent in August 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary September 2016 jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.4 percent rate recorded for the state in September...

Unemployment rates down in 82 Kentucky counties in August; Woodford continues with lowest rate

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, 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 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.1...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent in July 2016, down from same time last year

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2016 dipped to 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in June 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary July 2016 jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in July 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,...

State unemployment rate fell for 92 counties over past 12 months, increased in 23 others

Unemployment rates fell in 92 Kentucky counties between November 2014 and November 2015, rose in 23 counties and remained the same in five, 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 3.2 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Oldham and Spencer...