Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Jobless rates down in 82 counties from January 2010 to January 2011
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between January 2010 and January 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Webster County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 8.2 percent each. It was followed by Fayette County, 8.7 percent; Woodford County, 9 percent; Boone and Oldham counties, 9.1 percent each; Carlisle and Madison counties, 9.6 percent each; Shelby County, 9.7 percent; and Caldwell and Hickman counties, 9.8 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 21 percent. It was followed by Menifee County, 20.2 percent; Jackson County, 19.8 percent; Lewis County, 18.1 percent; Bath County, 17.2 percent; McCreary County, 17.1 percent; Wolfe County, 16.4 percent; Clay and Morgan counties, 16.2 percent each; and Carter County, 16 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 to allow for comparisons between United States, state and county figures.
Learn more about the Office of Employment and Training at www.workforce.ky.gov.
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