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November jobless rates rise in every Kentucky county

Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between November 2008 and November 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Fayette County had the lowest rate in the state, with 7.1 percent unemployment.

The 10 counties with the next-lowest rates were: Calloway, 7.5 percent; Woodford, 7.6 percent; Scott, 8 percent; Boyd, Jessamine and Madison, 8.1 percent each; Rowan, 8.2 percent; Oldham, 8.3 percent; and Franklin and Ohio, 8.5 percent each.

The 10 counties with the highest rates were: Magoffin, 21.1 percent; Metcalfe, 18 percent; Jackson, 16.9 percent; Powell, 16.6 percent; Trigg, 15.9 percent; Grayson, 15.8 percent; Menifee, 14.4 percent; Wolfe, 14.2 percent; Lewis, 13.8 percent; and Edmonson, 13.7 percent.

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