Jobless rates down in 68 counties from August 2004 to August 2005
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Unemployment rates fell in 68 Kentucky counties between August 2004 and August 2005, rose in 42 counties and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
In August 2005, two counties had a jobless rate at or above 10 percent compared to two counties that recorded double-digit rates in August 2004.
Woodford County’s 3.5 percent jobless rates were the lowest in the commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Anderson, Fayette and Franklin counties, 3.9 percent each; Jessamine, Madison and Oldham counties, 4 percent each; Scott County, 4.1 percent; and Spencer and Warren counties, 4.2 percent each.
Bath County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate - 11 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 10.6 percent, Elliott County, 9.4 percent; Graves County, 8.5 percent; Carter County, 8.1 percent; Clay and Nicholas counties, 7.9 percent each; Lewis County, 7.7 percent; Wolfe County, 7.6 percent; and Grayson and Morgan counties, 7.5 percent each.
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 to allow for comparisons between United States, state and counties figures.
Learn more about the Office of Employment and Training at www.workforce.ky.gov.
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