Local News
11:55 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Jobless Rates Fall in 99 Kentucky Counties

Kentucky state government officials say jobless rates improved in 99 counties in November but worsened in 20 others.

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.

Magoffin County had the worst unemployment at 15.1 percent. Fulton County was a close second at 15 percent.

Letcher County had a 13.3 percent unemployment rate. Harlan, Knott, Leslie and Letcher counties were all at 13 percent or above.

Jefferson County’s unemployment rate was 7.7%, down from 7.9% in October.