Kentucky Office of Employment and Training http://wfpl.org en Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rose Slightly in October http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-jobless-rate-rose-slightly-october <p>Kentucky's unemployment rate has inched upward again, rising to 8.4 percent in October.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jobless rate went up one-tenth of a point from September.</span></p><p>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training blames the increase in part on the partial federal government shutdown as well as baby boomer retirements.</p><p>The government shutdown resulted in the temporary furloughs of many federal employees and contractors. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:35:48 +0000 Rick Howlett 7642 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rose Slightly in October Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rises Again in July http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-jobless-rate-rises-again-july <p>Kentucky's unemployment rate rose slightly in July as the state's civilian labor force shrank, marking the third straight monthly increase in the jobless rate.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.workforcekentucky.ky.gov/gsipub/index.asp?docid=489">Office of Employment and Training</a> says the statewide rate rose to 8.5 percent, &nbsp;up &nbsp;from 8.4 percent in June.</p><p>The jobless rate has risen every month since April, when unemployment stood at 7.9 percent.</p><p>The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in July, down from 7.6 percent the prior month.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:59:34 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 6476 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rises Again in July Jobless Rates Fall in 99 Kentucky Counties http://wfpl.org/post/jobless-rates-fall-99-kentucky-counties <p>Kentucky state government officials say <a href="http://kylmi.ky.gov/">jobless rates </a>improved in 99 counties in November but worsened in 20 others.</p> <p>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reports that Woodford County kept its status as the place with the lowest jobless rate in the state at 5.4 percent. Scott County had the second lowest rate at 5.9 percent. And Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties were at 6 percent.</p> <p>Magoffin County had the worst unemployment at 15.1 percent. Fulton County was a close second at 15 percent.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:55:22 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 3122 at http://wfpl.org Jobless Rates Fall in 99 Kentucky Counties Kentucky Job Market Numbers Rising http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-job-market-numbers-rising Kentucky’s labor market numbers are returning to pre-recession levels.<p> Office of Employment andTraining Economist Manoj Shanker says Kentucky is now adding about 5,800 jobs each month. Shanker says one reason employers are hiring right now is because wages are low.<p> “Retail jobs and warehousing jobs have gone up. That’s because the wages have fallen a lot. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:09:36 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Angela Hatton 3055 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Job Market Numbers Rising