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Kentucky unemployment rate drops

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s official unemployment rate is trending downward since swelling to more than 15 percent at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.

June’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent, mirroring the rate recorded for the state one year ago.

Kentucky’s current unemployment rate is also much lower than the national average of 11.1 percent. The number of Kentuckians employed in June increased by 28,536 while the number of unemployed decreased by 137,600.