Frankfort: Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between January 2013 and January 2014, and 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham, 6.4 percent each; Wood-ford, 6.5 percent; Scott, 6.6 percent; Madison and Simpson, 6.7 percent each; Shelby, 6.8 percent, Daviess, 6.9 percent; and Franklin, Union and Warren, 7.0 percent each.
Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate, 18.5 percent. It was followed by Magoffin, 18.3 percent; Leslie, 17.7 percent; Harlan, 17.0 percent; Letcher, 16.0 percent; Knott, 15.3 percent; Menifee, 15.2 percent; Bell, 14.8 percent; and Lewis and McCreary, 14.5 percent each.