Jobless rates up in 97 counties from July 2004 to July 2005
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Unemployment rates rose in 97 Kentucky counties between July 2004 and July 2005, fell in 20 counties and stayed the same in three counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
In July 2005, three counties had a jobless rate at or above 10 percent and three counties recorded double-digit rates in July 2004.
Pendleton and Woodford counties’ 4.4 percent jobless rates were the lowest in the commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Fayette, Oldham, Scott and Spencer counties, 4.5 percent each; and Anderson, Boone, Franklin and Jessamine counties, 4.6 percent each.
Bath County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 11.5 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 10.8 percent, Wolfe County, 10 percent; Elliott County, 9.7 percent; Lewis County, 9.6 percent; Trigg County, 9.5 percent; Clay and Graves counties, 9.3 percent each; Morgan County, 8.9 percent; and Carter County, 8.7 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 counties figures.