Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 20, 2012

9:09 MORNING UPDATE: Jobless rates down in 101 counties

Special report
Glasgow Daily Times

FRANKFORT —  

Unemployment rates fell in 101 Kentucky counties between October 2011 and October 2012, while 17 county rates increased and two stayed the same, 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 5.6 percent. It was followed by Scott County, 6 percent; Fayette, Shelby and Union counties, 6.2 percent each; Oldham County, 6.3 percent; Franklin and Madison counties, 6.4 percent each; Larue County, 6.5 percent; and Bracken, Caldwell, Jessamine, Owen and Webster counties, 6.6 percent each.

 

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 15.5 percent. It was followed by Fulton County, 14.7 percent; Knott and Letcher counties, 13.5 percent each; Leslie County, 13.4 percent; Bell, Harlan and Jackson counties, 13 percent; and Perry and Wolfe counties, 12.4 percent each.