Jobless rates fall in 101 counties

November 20, 2012 

Unemployment rates fell in 101 of Kentucky's 120 counties in October compared to the same month a year earlier. Rates increased in 17 counties and remained the same in two others, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.

Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 5.6 percent. It was followed by Scott, 6 percent; Fayette, Shelby and Union, 6.2 percent each; Oldham, 6.3 percent; Franklin and Madison, 6.4 percent each; Larue, 6.5 percent; and Bracken, Caldwell, Jessamine, Owen and Webster, 6.6 percent each.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 15.5 percent. It was followed by Fulton, 14.7 percent; Knott and Letcher, 13.5 percent each; Leslie, 13.4 percent; Bell, Harlan and Jackson, 13 percent; and Perry and Wolfe, 12.4 percent each.

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