Jobless rates up in 86 counties from June 2004 to June 2005
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Unemployment rates rose in 86 Kentucky counties between June 2004 and June 2005, fell in 30 counties and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
In June 2005, three counties had a jobless rate at or above 10 percent and three counties recorded double-digit rates in June 2004.
Woodford County’s 4.4 percent jobless rate was the lowest in the commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Anderson County, 4.6 percent; Fayette, Oldham and Spencer counties, 4.7 percent each; Barren, Boone and Jessamine counties, 4.8 percent each; and Franklin, Scott and Shelby, 4.9 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate - 11.7 percent. It was followed by Elliott County, 10.4 percent, Wolfe County, 10.1 percent; Graves County, 9.6 percent; Carter, Clay and Leslie counties, 8.8 percent each; Morgan County, 8.7 percent; McCreary County, 8.6 percent; and Lawrence, Muhlenberg and Nicholas counties, 8.5 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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