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Unemployment rates in 83 Kentucky counties increased in April compared to 2016 statistics

Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, fell in 28 and stayed the same in nine 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 3.1 percent. It was followed by Shelby County, 3.4 percent; Oldham...

Unemployment rates dropped in 55 Kentucky counties in March; Woodford, Oldham, Shelby lowest

Unemployment rates dropped in 55 Kentucky counties between March 2016 and March 2017, rose in 53 and stayed the same in 12 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 3.5 percent. It was followed by Oldham and Shelby counties, 3.7...

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate at 5 percent in 2016, dips to lowest mark in 17 years

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in 2016 from 5.3 percent in 2015, while nonfarm employment gained 28,100 jobs, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), 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. “At 5 percent, Kentucky’s unemployment...

Unemployment figures down in 119 counties; only Magoffin, Leslie rates remain in double digits

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose in Lyon County (6.3 percent in December 2015 to 6.6 percent in December 2016), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Only Magoffin and Leslie counties had double-digit rates for December 2016. Oldham County...

Unemployment rates down in 74 Kentucky counties in September 2016, KOET says

Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between September 2015 and September 2016, rose in 41 and stayed the same in five counties (Grayson, Henderson, Livingston, Logan and Simpson), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Oldham and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth...

Unemployment rates down in 93 Kentucky counties in July 2016; Fayette, Woodford among lowest

Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between July 2015 and July 2016, but rose in 27 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Woodford County, 3.6 percent; Campbell, Fayette, Shelby and Spencer...

Unemployment rates fell in 83 counties over past year; Woodford County the lowest

Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2015 and April 2016, rose in 33 counties, and remained the same in four (Breathitt, Mason, Metcalfe and Owen), 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 2.9 percent. It was followed...

State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down slightly in March, still above national rate

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for March 2016 fell to 5.6 percent from a revised 5.8 percent in February 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary March 2016 jobless rate was 0.3 percentage points above the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2015. The...