Jobless rates down in 119 Kentucky counties in February 2015
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March
26, 2015) – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between
February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County 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 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 4 percent;
Oldham, Scott and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone and Owen counties,
4.3 percent each; and Anderson, Jessamine, Spencer and Washington counties, 4.4
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate –
14.3 percent. It was followed by Elliott County, 11.8 percent; Russell County,
11.5 percent; Carter County, 11.1 percent; Harlan County, 10.5 percent; Leslie
and Menifee counties, 10.3 percent each; Letcher and Wolfe counties, 10.2
percent each; and Breathitt County, 10.1 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to
measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor
force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who
are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have
not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this
news release are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for
each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in
Learn more about Kentucky labor market information at www.kylmi.ky.gov.