Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 19, 2013

4:15 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Unemployment falls in November

Staff report
Associated Press

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training is reporting a slight improvement to the state's unemployment rate in November.

Economist Manoj Shanker said Thursday that the jobless rate stood at 8.2 percent in November, down from 8.4 percent in October.

The rate remains higher than the 8 percent recorded in November 2012.

Employment boomed in November in the state's professional and business services sector, which added 5,200 jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector expanded by 1,200 positions.

The financial activities sector grew by 900 jobs. The government sector also added 900 positions.

The biggest loser was the construction sector, which shed 2,100 jobs in November. The trade, transportation and utilities sector lost 300 jobs.