Unemployment rates fell in 107 of Kentucky's 120 counties in May, according to data released Thursday by the state's Office of Employment and Training. Twelve counties saw their unemployment rates increase, and one county's rate stayed the same.
Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.3 percent. It was followed by Hancock, 5.5 percent; Shelby, 6.1 percent; Fayette, 6.2 percent; Union, 6.3 percent; Daviess and Oldham, 6.5 percent each; Calloway and Franklin, 6.6 percent each; and Ohio, 6.7 percent.
Fulton County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 19.9 percent. It was followed by Magoffin, 16.1 percent; Leslie, 14.1 percent; Jackson, 14 percent; Bell, 13.3 percent; Breathitt, 12.8 percent; Clay and Lee, 12.6 percent each, Knott, 12.5 percent; and Perry, 12.4 percent.