Unemployment rates rose in 69 Kentucky counties between April 2009 and April 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Fayette County had the lowest jobless rate, 7.7 percent. Counties with the next-lowest rates were: Woodford, 7.8 percent; Oldham and Calloway, 8.2 percent each; Boyd and Franklin, 8.4 percent each; Carlisle and Madison, 8.5 percent each; and Clinton, Jessamine, McCracken, Robertson and Warren, 8.7 percent each.
Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate, 19.2 percent. Counties with the next-highest rates were: Jackson, 17.2 percent; Menifee, 16.4 percent; Powell, 15.2 percent; McCreary, 14.3 percent; Grayson, Metcalfe and Pendleton, 14.2 percent each; and Morgan and Wolfe, 13.8 percent each.
Herald-Leader Staff Report