Jobless rates down in 107 counties from November 2005 to November 2006
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Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2005 and November 2006, rose in 11 counties and stayed the same in two counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
Woodford County’s 3.7 percent jobless rate was the lowest in the commonwealth. Other counties with low rates were Boone County, 3.8 percent; Fayette, Gallatin, Jessamine and Warren counties, 4 percent each; Henderson and Scott counties, 4.1 percent each; Madison County, 4.2 percent; and Grant, Kenton and Webster counties, 4.3 percent each.
Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 11.7 percent, followed by Clay County, 10.1 percent; McCreary County, 9.7 percent; Wolfe County, 9.3 percent; Leslie County, 9.2 percent; Magoffin County, 8.6 percent; Harlan, Muhlenberg and Owsley counties County, 8.4 percent each; and Fulton County, 7.7 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.
Learn more about the Office of Employment and Training at www.workforce.ky.gov.
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