Jobless rates fell in 68 Kentucky counties from November 2009 to November 2010, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Woodford County's rate, 7.4 percent, was the lowest in the state.
Counties with the next-lowest rates were Fayette, 7.8 percent; Oldham, 8 percent; Calloway, 8.1 percent; Carlisle and Larue, 8.3 percent each; and Franklin, Hopkins, Jessamine, Madison, Robertson and Warren, 8.4 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate, 18.3 percent. Counties with the next-highest rates were Jackson, 16.5 percent; McCreary, 14.6 percent; Powell, 14 percent; Menifee, 13.9 percent; Clay, 13.8 percent; Grayson, Lewis and Wayne, 13.7 percent; and Leslie, 13.5 percent.
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Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than the precise number of people working. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.