Unemployment rates fell in 96 of Kentucky's 120 counties in June compared to June 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Rates increased in 19 counties, and remained the same in five.
At 7.4 percent, Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate. It was followed by LaRue, 7.5 percent; Fayette, 7.6 percent; Oldham, 7.7 percent; Hancock, 7.8 percent; Calloway, 7.9 percent; Ohio, 8 percent; Madison, 8.1 percent; and Scott, Shelby and Warren, 8.2 percent each.
Jackson County had the highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent. It was followed by Magoffin, 16.7 percent; Menifee, 14.5 percent; Clay, 14.4 percent; Fulton, 14.3 percent; Lewis, 14.1 percent; McCreary, 13.9 percent; Bell, 13.5 percent; Elliott, 13.4 percent; and Wolfe, 13.3 percent.