Unemployment rates fell in 110 of Kentucky's 120 counties in April, according to data released Thursday by the state's Office of Employment and Training. Nine counties saw their unemployment rates increase, and one county's rate stayed the same.
Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.1 percent. It was followed by Shelby, 5.8 percent; Fayette and Oldham, 5.9 percent each; Hancock, 6 percent; Union, 6.2 percent; Daviess and Ohio, 6.3 percent each; and Anderson, Calloway, Spencer and Webster, 6.5 percent each.
Fulton County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 20.5 percent. It was followed by Magoffin, 15.7 percent; Jackson, 13.7 percent; Leslie, 13.2 percent; Bell, 12.7 percent; Clay, 12.4 percent, Menifee, 12.3 percent; McCreary, 12 percent; Wayne, 11.9 percent; and Harlan and Lee, 11.7 percent each.