Jobless rates fell in 76 Kentucky counties in 2010 compared to 2009, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
At 8.1 percent, the annual jobless rates for Fayette and Woodford counties were the lowest in the state in 2010. They were followed by Oldham County, 8.5 percent; Calloway County, 8.7 percent; Carlisle and Madison counties, 8.8 percent each; Boyd and Franklin counties, 8.9 percent each; Warren County, 9 percent; and Hickman, McCracken and Shelby counties, 9.1 percent each.
Magoffin County had the state's highest annual unemployment rate in 2010 at 19.7 percent. It was followed by Menifee County, 17.5 percent; Jackson County, 17.1 percent; Lewis and Powell counties, 15 percent each; Grayson County, 14.5 percent; McCreary and Wolfe counties, 14.4 percent each; Bath County, 14.2 percent; and Metcalfe County, 14.1 percent.