Jobless rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties from January 2010 to January 2011, according to numbers released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Webster County had the lowest jobless rate at 8.2 percent. It was followed by Fayette, 8.7 percent; Woodford, 9 percent; Boone and Oldham, 9.1 percent each; Carlisle and Madison, 9.6 percent each; Shelby, 9.7 percent; and Caldwell and Hickman, 9.8 percent each.
Magoffin County had the highest unemployment rate at 21 percent. It was followed by Menifee, 20.2 percent; Jackson, 19.8 percent; Lewis, 18.1 percent; Bath, 17.2 percent; McCreary, 17.1 percent; Wolfe, 16.4 percent; Clay and Morgan, 16.2 percent each; and Carter County, 16 percent.