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Unemployment falls in 119 Kentucky counties

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Application for employmentFRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2014) – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2013 and November 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Boone and Woodford counties recorded the lowest Kentucky jobless rates at 4.5 percent each, followed by Madison and Owen counties at 4.7 percent each. Daviess, Fayette, Jessamine, Oldham, Scott, Simpson and Warren counties followed with 4.8 percent each.

At 12.3%, Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate followed by Magoffin County (11.6%), Letcher County (11.2%), Harlan County (10.9%), Russell County (10.5 %), Leslie County (10.3%), Knott County (9.7%), Bell County (9.5%), McCreary County (9.4%), and Clay County (9.3%).

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians not looking for employment within the past four weeks. These statistics are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for each county and should only be compared to the same month in previous years.

Learn more about Kentucky labor market information at www.kylmi.ky.gov.