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Lexington’s unemployment rate falls to lowest level in a decade, punctuating post-recession recovery

The unemployment rate in the Lexington area fell to its lowest rate in the last decade in January giving it the second lowest rate in Kentucky. The sharp decline from 4.2 percent in August 2017 to 3 percent in January 2018 was the fastest such decline since 2014 and places Lexington behind only the Evansville, IN-KY metro area in terms of the rate of unemployment. “In general, the metro area has...